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, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute mourns the loss of George P. Shultz, who received ELI’s environmental achievement award in 2013 for his outstanding leadership to reduce climate change and advance clean energy. A public…

(Washington, D.C.): The future of the ocean, and that of the planet, depends on sustained, effective changes to natural resources governance. Over the last couple of decades, ocean stewardship efforts have turned to focus on several key…

(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…