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(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is accepting nominations for the 32nd Annual National Wetlands Awards. The National Wetlands Awards Program…

(Washington, DC): Digital technologies have steadily woven themselves into the global economy, transforming the pace at which we access and process information. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the digital economy accounted for 9% of…

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing our dear friend, longtime board member, and great supporter of ELI, Stan Legro.

The Honorable Stanley Wayne Legro, environmental lawyer and ELI Board Member, died on August…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute is pleased to announce the inaugural class of fellows of the Jim Rubin International Fellowship: Ginary…

(Washington, D.C.): Healthy wetlands benefit our environment and economy in a number of ways, from providing habitat to wildlife and fisheries, to improving water quality, to offering opportunities for recreation. The Clean Water Act (CWA)…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce two new members have joined its Leadership Council: Deidre Duncan and Kirsten Nathanson. “We are so fortunate to have these outstanding women join the ranks of our…

(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 decisions. In this year of momentous change, with…

(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 and current president of the Bullitt Foundation,…

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. ELI’s Board includes environmental leaders from all…

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. society. The senseless murder…