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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.): On January 10, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality published in the Federal Register its…

(Washington, D.C.): Particulate matter (PM) remains one of the most significant air pollutants in terms of public health impact. PM exposure affects the cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems, causing illness and…

(Washington, D.C.):  Diverting food waste feedstocks like fats, oils and grease, food scraps, and food processing residuals to anaerobic digestion at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) can provide significant benefits to WRRF finances, as…

(Washington, D.C.): December 22, 2019, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Law Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to ensure a healthy environment, prosperous…

Washington, DC:  Fifty years ago this month, the very same day the Environmental Law Institute was formed, Congress passed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), setting in motion a new national policy to "encourage productive and…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is delighted to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Mason Emnett; Sally Fisk; and Carlton Waterhouse. ELI’s Board includes environmental leaders from…

(Washington, D.C.): Our oceans act as a crucial life-support system for the planet and its inhabitants—soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, providing a wealth of natural resources, nurturing incredible and mysterious sea creatures, and…

(Washington, DC): With half of all fish catches coming from artisanal and household fishing operations, small-scale fisheries (SSFs) are a crucial component of food security and the global economy. The international community has worked to…

(Washington, D.C.): The quality of our air, land, and water is much better today than it was 50 years ago, and we should be proud of the environmental laws and policies put in place to protect these natural resources. But climate change has…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute, Latham & Watkins, and China’s Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE) received top marks at this year’s Financial Times