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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.): 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…

(Washington, DC) — Recent historic flooding across the United States and the ever-increasing threat of powerful hurricanes have highlighted the importance of healthy wetlands and the consequences of the loss of these critical habitats. These…

(Washington, D.C.): Technology is radically reshaping how things are powered, made, and moved. It is allowing us to observe environmental conditions in real time, and to adjust how we produce goods and services to reduce waste and pollution. Yet…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that it will present its 2019 Environmental Achievement Award to Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia…

(Washington, D.C.): The Environmental Law Institute envisions a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law. Within this lens, it is clear that race and socioeconomic status should not dictate the…

(Washington, D.C.): The vast majority of assessed water bodies across the United States are designated as impaired. Cities contribute to the problem with stormwater runoff from roads, buildings, sidewalks, and other impervious surfaces polluting…

(Washington, D.C.):  Just as women changed the course of American history through their leadership in the abolitionist, prohibition, suffragist, public health, and civil rights movements, women have been critical to the development of…