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ELI publishes Research Reports available for free download that present the analysis and conclusions of the policy studies ELI undertakes to improve environmental law and policy. These reports contribute to education of the profession and disseminate diverse points of view and opinions to stimulate a robust and creative exchange of ideas. Those publications, which express opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the Institute, its Board of Directors, or funding organizations, exemplify ELI’s commitment to dialogue with all sectors.

ELI Research Brief #7 - The Greening of Warfare: Developing International Law and Institutions to Limit Environmental Damage During Armed Conflict

Jay Austin & Carl Bruch, Environmental Law Institute
December 1999

Out Of Print Addressing excessive environmental damage from armed conflict has always been problematic. Jay Austin and Carl Bruch, who served as principal organizers of the First International Conference on Addressing Environmental Consequences of War, draw on the meeting`s findings to sketch out an array of possible legal solutions. Read More >

Institutional Controls: Grand Junction

John A. Pendergrass, Environmental Law Institute
December 1999

This report discusses issues surrounding the use of uranium mill tailings in water lines sewer lines and construction sites, in Grand Junction Colorado. This study analyzes the impacts of institutional controls established in the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) of 1978. It specifically looks at the statutory requirement of annotation of land records and the voluntary nature of the UMTRA programs. Read More >

Plumbing the Future: Sewage Infrastructure Sustainability in Western Pennsylvani

Plumbing the Future: Sewage Infrastructure Sustainability in Western Pennsylvania

James M. McElfish Jr., Environmental Law Institute
December 1999

This report discusses the relationship between sewage infrastructure decisions in southwestern Pennsylvania and effects on the urban, suburban, and rural landscape of the region. The study examines ways in which laws and policies relating to sewage infrastructure investment affect four objectives. Read More >

Protecting Delaware's Natural Heritage: Tools for Biodiversity Conservation

Jessica B. Wilkinson, Environmental Law Institute
December 1999

This report focuses on how Delaware’s legal, policy, and management tools can be improved and used to protect and restore its biological diversity. Read More >

Protecting Delaware's Natural Heritage: Tools for Biodiversity Conservation - Executive Summary

Jessica B. Wilkinson, Environmental Law Institute
December 1999

This report focuses on how Delaware’s legal, policy, and management tools can be improved and used to protect and restore its biological diversity. Read More >