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(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that it will present its 2021 Environmental Achievement Award to…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce three new members have joined its Leadership Council: Edward (Ted) Boling; Alexandra Dunn; and Richard Leahy. “…

(Washington, D.C.): Over a year into the pandemic, many households have stepped up their cooking game—be it for practical purposes or simply for fun. And while home cooking is often the healthier choice, might it lead to a hidden…

(Washington, D.C.) — The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 32d Annual National Wetlands Awards: Xavier Cortada; Lauren Driscoll; Wenley Ferguson;  Russell Furnari; and…

(Washington, DC): Benjamin F. Wilson, Chair of the Environmental Law Institute’s Board, and Scott Fulton, ELI President, released the following statement today, Earth Day 2021:

This is a big week…

Jakarta, Indonesia, Lancaster, England, and Washington, DC—A pioneering initiative demonstrates how environmental law could help protect threatened species—including from illegal wildlife trade.

An international team of scientists…

(Washington, DC):  Local leaders understand the urgency of the climate crisis and are highly motivated to learn how to prevent and mitigate its consequences. John R. Nolon’s

(Washington, D.C.) — More than 50 years ago, Franklin L. Kury, newly elected to Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, drafted and championed an Environmental Rights Amendment to the…

(Washington, DC) : Benjamin F. Wilson, Chair of the Environmental Law Institute’s Board, and Scott Fulton, ELI President, released the following statement in light of recent, tragic…

Washington, D.C.: In 2015, the United Nations Member States, including the United States, unanimously approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. These Goals are nonbinding, and…