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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.

New Report Looks at Trump Administration Impact on Environmental Law and Policy and What Lies Ahead

July 8, 2020

(Washington, D.C.): The Trump Administration has taken dramatic and sweeping steps to remake federal environmental regulation and redefine the relationships among state and federal environmental...

Denis Hayes, Organizer of the First Earth Day, to Receive Prestigious Environmental Achievement Award

July 6, 2020

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that it will present its 2020 Environmental Achievement Award to Denis Hayes, the organizer of the first Earth Day...

Environmental Law Institute Welcomes Three New Board Members

June 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.: The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Nadira Clarke; Paul Davies; and Angeles Murgier....

Environmental Law Institute Denounces Systemic Racism in the United States

June 3, 2020

The Environmental Law Institute is deeply saddened and angered by the vicious killing of George Floyd and deplores the systemic racism that continues to pervade U.S...

New Guide Offers Best Practices For Drafting Marine Spatial Planning Legislation

May 20, 2020

(Washington, D.C.)— Countries are increasingly turning to marine spatial planning to assess and organize present and future uses of their ocean environments. While resources on how to create a...