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In remembrance of Henry Diamond, 2015 ELI award honoree and environmental giant

It is with deep sadness that ELI learned our 2015 Environmental Achievement Award Honoree, Henry Diamond, founding partner of Beveridge and Diamond and one of the leading lights of our profession, passed away Sunday, February 21st at the Washington Hospital Center. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Henry's family and to the people of Beveridge and Diamond as they contend with this loss. Henry was a great friend to all who had the good fortune to know him. We are glad we were able to honor his work and his life in what proved to be his final months.


Interview With ELI President Scott Fulton on the Judicial Stay of Obama’s Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court last week issued a judicial stay of President Obama’s signature climate change policy, the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The decision halts further implementation of the proposed restrictions on carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired electric-generating units until completion of the expedited, 27-state challenge pending before the D.C. Circuit.


The Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr. to Receive ELI Environmental Achievement Award


(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that it will present its 2016 Environmental Achievement Award to The Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr. for his visionary leadership over decades to forge an enduring U.S.- China relationship to enhance environmental protection, reduce greenhouse gases, and build a sustainable future for our planet. ELI will present the award on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.


National Academy of Sciences’ book on graywater and stormwater use features ELI authors

Analyses by ELI’s Visiting Attorney Amy Streitwieser and Senior Attorney and Western Water Program Director Adam Schempp were featured in a new book by the National Academy of Sciences: Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: An Assessment of Risks, Costs, and Benefit.


Appointment of New ELI Vice President for Programs and Publications

We are pleased to announce that John (Jay) Pendergrass has been selected as ELI’s new Vice President for Programs and Publications. In 2015, ELI’s long-time Vice President for Research and Policy, Elissa Parker, transitioned from her post to be a Senior Advisor in Research and Policy, and in December 2015, Executive Vice President, Scott Schang, who had led the Publications and Associates programs for ten years, stepped down to become a Visiting Scholar.