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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.

ELI Identifies “Novel Entities” and Their Relevance to the Global Environment Facility

August 8, 2018

(Washington, D.C.): We inhabit a world characterized by rapid transformation in the shape of technological advance, globalization, and environmental change.

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to Speak at 2018 ELI Environmental Achievement Award Dinner

July 25, 2018

(Washington, DC): The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that Eric Holder, the 82nd U.S. Attorney General, will be speaking at this year’s Environmental...

Blockchains: Environmental Hype or Hope?

July 9, 2018

Washington, DC: The hype around blockchains—the programming protocol originally created for the Bitcoin—is bidirectional, ranging from apocalyptic predictions of bitcoin energy use...

Environmental Law Institute Offers New Paradigm for Environmental Protection

June 25, 2018

(Washington, D.C.): Environmental quality over the past 50 years has no doubt improved, but the pace of change is leaving in the dust the linear environmental strategies of the past. But how...

New ELI Report Illustrates Opportunities for Materials Recovery and Reuse in the Retail Sector

May 17, 2018

Simply by virtue of the gas inside them, discarded aerosol cans are treated as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). But these same cans, when disposed of by...