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): On behalf of the Environmental Law Institute, I would like to wish a happy Earth Day to one and all.  ELI was not even a year old when the first Earth Day was celebrated back in 1970. And the landscape in which we live has…

(Washington, DC) – The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), UN Environment, and partner institutions are pleased to announce the launch of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association…

(Washington, D.C.):  Many communities across the United States witnessed record flooding last year following the tumultuous 2017 hurricane season. In February, flooding occurred across much of the Midwest. And in March, the National Oceanic…

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce two new members have joined its Leadership Council: E. Lynn Grayson and Elizabeth A. Malone. “We are so fortunate to have these outstanding women join the ranks of…

According to a report released today by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), most states have a long way to go to shore up their legal frameworks and improve requirements that contribute to water…

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce that Stacey H. Mitchell has joined its Leadership Council. “We are so fortunate to have Stacey join the ranks of our Leadership Council,” said ELI Leadership Council…

(Washington, DC): Yesterday, the Environmental Law Institute, U.N. Environment, and partner organizations launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Environmental Security &…

(Washington, DC): What happens to the rule of law in a world where software rules?  Software manipulation of over a half million VW diesel automobiles

Washington, DC – Shared environmental interests and cooperative action can be used to build trust, establish shared identities, and transform conflict into peace. Fifteen years ago,…