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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, 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

(Washington, D.C.): Fifty years ago this week, lawyers, practitioners, and academics from across the country interested in the emerging field of environmental law gathered at Airlie House in Warrenton, Virginia, to attend the…

(Washington, D.C.): Technology is radically reshaping how things are powered, made, and moved. But how can we harness it in ways that protect or, better yet, improve our environment? On October 1-3, 2019, the Environmental Law Institute and…

(Washington, DC):  From the air we breathe to the water we drink to the food we put into our bodies, our environment has seen dramatic improvements thanks in part to the laws and policies put in place over the last five decades. But the next 50…

(Washington, D.C.): Since our first Judicial Education Program in 1990, ELI has developed, presented, and participated in educational workshops on critical topics in…