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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 Updates Environmental Law References For Practitioners

July 20, 2000

ELI announces new editions of its fundamental references for environmental practitioners, the ...

African Constitutions Key To Environmental Enforcement

July 20, 2000

Recent controversies over rampant deforestation, damage from oil and gas development, and pollution from mining in Africa highlight the pressing need for enforcement of environmental laws and...

States Using Some Enforcement Mechanisms to Control Polluted Runoff

June 28, 2000

States struggling to accomplish water quality goals required by the Clean Water Act are gradually beginning to develop enforceable mechanisms to control nonpoint source pollution — the...

Environmental Regulations Can Create Win-Win Situations

June 8, 2000

Environmental regulations can result in win-win situations for society and regulated industries, according to a new ELI report. The study supports the so-called “Porter Hypothesis,”...

Report Finds Potential Public Danger in EPA Superfund Practice

May 23, 2000

Public safety measures used at many Superfund sites sometimes fail in the long run, possibly jeopardizing human health and the environment, according to a new ELI report. The measures, which are...