News and Press Releases

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.

(Washington, DC): David Rejeski, Director of the Environmental Law Institute’s Technology, Innovation, and the Environment Program, has been selected to sit on a five-member panel of National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) fellows tasked…

(Washington, DC): December 22, 2019, will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Law Institute. While ELI’s official birthday is still nearly a year away, ELI will celebrate its 50th during…

(Washington, DC): Quietly released on the day after Thanksgiving, the Fourth National Climate Assessment presented a stark picture of the United States’ fate due to climate change. While the forecast is grim, one thing is clear: we need to act…

(Washington, DC): Lead exposure from drinking water is a deeply rooted regulatory and environmental justice issue in the United States. Recent news stories expose the most extreme cases, but this problem is an everyday reality that falls…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce six new members have joined its Leadership Council: Jeanne Cohn-Connor, William J. Jackson, J. Scott Janoe, Shailesh Sahay, Fred Wagner, and Peter H. Weiner. “We…

(Washington, D.C.): While many environmental law and policy experts support giving states with demonstrated capabilities greater independence and flexibility in running delegated environmental protection programs, important concerns…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce the appointment of six new members to its Board of Directors: Rachel Jacobson, Rick Leahy, John Lovenburg, Peggy Otum, Hilary Tompkins, and Wei “Kevin” Wei. ELI’s…

(Washington, D.C.): We inhabit a world characterized by rapid transformation in the shape of technological advance, globalization, and environmental change. In this era, it is critical that institutions and individuals alike are vigilant of “…