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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.

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that Eric Holder, the 82nd U.S. Attorney General, will be speaking at this year’s Environmental Achievement Award Dinner, where he and other esteemed…

Washington, DC: The hype around blockchains—the programming protocol originally created for the Bitcoin—is bidirectional, ranging from apocalyptic predictions of bitcoin energy use that will “destroy our clean energy future” to rosy…

(Washington, D.C.): Environmental quality over the past 50 years has no doubt improved, but the pace of change is leaving in the dust the linear environmental strategies of the past. But how should the environmental protection enterprise be…

Simply by virtue of the gas inside them, discarded aerosol cans are treated as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). But these same cans, when disposed of by consumers, are treated as household solid waste,…

(Washington, D.C.): Kristin McCarthy, a second-year student at William & Mary Law School, has been named the winner of the Environmental Law Institute’s 2017–2018 Henry L. Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that it will present its 2018 Environmental Achievement Award to Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Apple’s Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, in recognition…

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute and the American Bar Association…

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce three new members have joined its Leadership Council: Catharine De Lacy; Julie Domike; and Judith Praitis. “We are…

(Washington, D.C.)—The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 29th Annual National Wetlands Awards: The Gibbons Family; Roy R. “Robin” Lewis III; Maryann M. McGraw; Mark D. Sees; Latimore M. Smith; and Kerstin…

(Washington, D.C.) — The Oil Pollution Act and CERCLA allow for the recovery of more than just cleanup costs following an oil spill or the release of hazardous substances. These laws also provide for the recovery of damages to restore or replace…