Natural Resource Damages, Mitigation Banking, and the Watershed Approach
Author
James McElfish, Cynthia Harris, Azi Akpan, Thien Chau, and Rebecca Kihslinger
Date Released
March 2018
Natural Resource Damages, Mitigation Banking, and the Watershed Approach

The Oil Pollution Act and CERCLA allow for the recovery of more than just cleanup costs following an oil spill or the release of hazardous substances. These laws also provide for recovery of damages to restore or replace natural resources to the conditions that would have existed prior to the spill or release, as well as to compensate for interim losses of ecological services.

In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Resources

ELI is a leader in research and capacity building in the area of in-lieu fee mitigation. This page contains resources from past ELI reports, webinars, and workshops on in-lieu fee mitigation. Check back for updates on upcoming webinars and reports. Click here to return to the Wetland's Program homepage.

 


Reports:

Improving In-Lieu Fee Program Implementation Guides

Developing Wetland Restoration Priorities for Climate Risk Reduction and Resilience in the MARCO Region
Author
James McElfish, Rebecca Kihslinger and Jessye Waxman
Date Released
December 2016
Developing Wetland Restoration Priorities for Climate Risk Reduction and Resilie

Working with New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia — the five members of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) — the Environmental Law Institute prepared a detailed assessment of methods to identify, conserve, and restore wetlands for protection of communities and ecosystems in the face of rapid climate change. ELI in collaboration with an expert panel designed an approach that can accommodate continuous improvement by resource managers, legislators, and policy makers. The approach relies on: