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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): Digital technologies are rapidly transforming the way we access and process information, impacting the global economy and our social dynamics. These dramatic changes have important environmental and energy implications, yet a…

(Washington, DC): When it comes to innovation and the environment, Denis Hayes, Organizer of the First Earth Day & CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, once said, “I’m a huge believer in technology, not as a deus ex machina that will…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce nine new members have joined its Leadership Council: Linda J.…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute reaffirmed its stand against racism and the institutional structures that perpetuate it, and committed itself to more fully integrate…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors: Marisa Blackshire; Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming; Stacey Halliday; and Alex Wang. ELI’s Board includes…

(Washington, DC): This week, thousands of people will convene (virtually) for the Global Bioeconomy Summit, a biennial event normally held in Berlin to discuss emerging opportunities and…

(Washington, DC):  Citizen science—the gathering of data by non-professionals— is gaining traction as a tool in environmental protection. Citizen science is used to assess the impairment of rivers, lakes and streams, monitor air quality at a…

(Washington, DC): From thinning ice to rising temperatures to unprecedented wildfires, the Arctic landscape is changing dramatically. Studies indicate that the Arctic is likely to be seasonally ice-free within two to three decades, and in…

(Washington, DC): When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term Monday morning, it will docket as usual a number of environmental cases—but more than the public generally realizes. That is because the cases that often shape environmental policy…