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, 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…

(Washington, DC): From thinning ice to rising temperatures to unprecedented wildfires, the Arctic landscape is changing dramatically. Studies indicate that the Arctic is likely to be seasonally ice-free within two to three decades, and in…

(Washington, DC): When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term Monday morning, it will docket as usual a number of environmental cases—but more than the public generally realizes. That is because the cases that often shape environmental policy…

(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…