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Nomination Period Opens for 2017 National Wetlands Awards

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute announces the opening of the nomination period for the 28th Annual National Wetlands Awards. The National Wetlands Awards program honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the conservation and restoration of our nation’s wetlands. The deadline for submitting a nomination for next year’s awards is November 21, 2016.


The ELI Leadership Council Welcomes New California Members

The Environmental Law Institute is pleased to welcome four new members to its Leadership Council; Joshua Bloom, Lily Chinn, Robert “Buzz” Hines, and Kevin Poloncarz.


Justice for All: A Statement from ELI President Scott Fulton

For nearly 50 years, ELI has held to a vision of “a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law,” both here and abroad.  “Rule of law” – the idea of law being respected and followed-in-fact – depends on a number of factors, but none more important than the imperative that the law protect fundamental rights and be fairly and equally applied.  In the environmental context, ELI has for years brought understanding to the issue of environmental justice – the idea of fair and equal treatment under environmental law regardless of race, he