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The Environmental Law Institute is widely respected as “a nonpartisan organization specializing in legal analysis and not known for taking sides in political fights,” as the New York Times has noted. When members of the media, private bar, government, business, and public interest organizations seek expert information on environmental law and policy, they turn to ELI.

ELI Releases Newest Publication In State Biodiversity Series

August 16, 2001

The Environmental Law Institute® has just published the latest report from its State Biodiversity Program, Status of the States:...

New Book Addresses Land Use, Smart Growth and Sprawl Issues

August 8, 2001

The United States is struggling to control its sprawling land use patterns and to develop a unifying strategy of smart growth. Today there is greater popular understanding of this matter, and it...

ELI and Mexican Municipalities Launch Program to Reduce Pollution

June 13, 2001

The Environmental Law Institute® and officials from three Mexican municipalities met recently in Guadalajara, Mexico to launch a two-year project aimed at improving environmental performance...

ELI Releases Preliminary Findings From Wetland Mitigation Banking Study

June 13, 2001

The Environmental Law Institute® (ELI) has just released a white paper entitled “Preliminary Findings of The Environmental Law Institute’s Wetland Mitigation Banking Study.”...

Questions Swamp Recent Supreme Court Decision on Wetlands; New Publication Provides Answer

April 26, 2001

The recent Supreme Court case in Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been decided, but the waves have not yet calmed for regulators,...