SEMICENTENNIAL ❧ After a challenging start, the National Environmental Policy Act got its first set of binding regulations in 1979. The multi-stakeholder consultation we used produced nearly universal buy-in, a procedure that today would benefit those who seek to improve the law’s administrative flaws.
With a SIDEBAR from ELI’s James McElfish.
SEMICENTENNIAL ❧ For half a century, the federal government has used NEPA to safeguard Americans from the ill effects of large-scale development. But only when its language is equitably translated into policy designed to help those communities most adversely affected are the law’s guarantees fully realized.
With a SIDEBAR from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
SEMICENTENNIAL ❧ As we celebrate 50 years of progress, let’s take the opportunity to recognize the often unsung achievements of women in advancing environmental protection. Building on their success, today’s female professionals are well-equipped to lead in furthering the rule of law.
SEMICENTENNIAL ❧ A half century ago, a group of concerned activists called for the creation of an organization to nurture a new field called “environmental law.” Advancing policy and legal process — and the professionalism of those sworn to uphold them — were then and remain today the key ingredients in ELI’s recipe for success.
With 13 PROGRAM FOCUS box stories by ELI staff past and present.
The news concerning conditions on our planet a half century from now is grim, with the effects of climate change impacting the weather, with biodiversity collapse reducing genetic resources — but also perhaps with less pollution, more protected natural areas, and a society that has achieved a state of sustainability. To assay prospects for 2069, we invited a panel of six young professionals who may still be active at the ELI/NEPA 100th anniversary.
New ESA Rules Weaken Ability to Track If Species Are on the Brink.
Question: What Would Happen If Silent Spring Were Published Today?
Cities, States Contend With Scooters — the Latest Micromobility Test.
Why Do We in Business Work to Protect the Environment?
Two Cases Counter Trend of Less Importance to Environmental Law.
CEQ's Proposed Guidance on NEPA Climate Reviews Replaces Obama's.
Evaluating Development Given Our Obligation to Future Generations.
In late December of 1969, the Pot Was Boiling in the Nation's Capital.
Our reviewers team up on the best of the last half century.
The Key Events that led to Creation of an Institution.
Colleagues’ new jobs, promotions, and achievements.
Innovation Lab poised for next half century of tech.