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Massachusetts Conservationist Wins 2002 National Wetlands Award

May 14, 2002

Christy Foote-Smith, a wetland conservationist from Boston, Massachusetts, has won the 2002 National Wetlands Award for Outstanding Wetlands Program Development. She will be honored at a ceremony...

South Dakota Landowner Wins 2002 National Wetland Award

May 14, 2002

Clarence Mortenson, a leader in wetland restoration, has won the 2002 National Wetlands Award for Land Stewardship and Development. He will be honored at a ceremony on May 16, 2002, at the U.S....

Supreme Court Bolsters Land-Use Planning in Historic Property Rights Case

April 24, 2002

In a sweeping decision yesterday, the Supreme Court strengthened the ability of local and regional governments to engage in reasonable land-use regulation aimed at protecting the environment. The...

New Handbook Helps "At Risk"; Communities Achieve Environmental Justice

April 11, 2002

The Environmental Law Institute® has just published a new handbook, A Citizen’s Guide to Using Federal Environmental Laws to Secure Environmental Justice. The report illustrates how citizens can...

Long-Time Journalist Named As Institute Scholar

April 4, 2002

The Environment Law Institute has appointed Bud Ward to be an ELI Visiting Scholar for 2002. Most recently, Ward was Executive Director of the Environmental Health Center of the National Safety...