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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.

(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…

(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 marine spatial plan are plentiful, little attention…

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 31th Annual National Wetlands Awards: Mark Beardsley; John W…

(Washington, DC): Climate change and climate science have been the subject of a great deal of discussion and political controversy here in the United States. In this era of information and disinformation, wouldn’t it be great if we had a vehicle…

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce four new members have joined its Leadership Council: Mason Emnett; Brian D. Israel; John Lovenburg; and Wei “Kevin” Wei. “We are so fortunate to have these…

Washington, D.C.: Leading scholars, policymakers, and attorneys are invited to join the Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt University Law School at their annual conference to discuss the year’s most…

(Washington, D.C.): Towns and cities all across America are increasingly finding themselves at the front lines in protecting their citizens from the impacts of climate change. Fortunately, a number of tools just waiting to be used can already be…