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Justice for All: A Statement from ELI President Scott Fulton

July 12, 2016

For nearly 50 years, ELI has held to a vision of “a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law,” both here and abroad.  “Rule of law” – the idea of law being respected and followed-in-fact – depends on a number of factors, but none more important than the imperative that the law protect fundamental rights and be fairly and equally applied.  In the environmental context, ELI has for years brought understanding to the issue of environmental justice – the idea of fair and equal treatment under environmental law regardless of race, he Read more »

ELI Welcomes Dave Rejeski to lead a new initiative on . . .

May 17, 2016

Dave Rejeski, Director of the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, will be joining ELI to launch a new focus area on technology, innovation and environmental law.  During his 16 years at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Dave has explored the public policy implications of a wide range of emerging technologies, from nanotechnology to synthetic biology and 3-D printing, as well as the use of technologies such as video games to increase public engagement in complex policy challenges (the latest game is at: http://www.fiscals Read more »

New Study: Good Governance of Natural Resources Essential for Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery

May 2016

WASHINGTON, DC and GENEVA—After armed conflict, those who survive need food, water, shelter, the means to earn a living, and the promise of a return to safety and civil order. A new study released today finds meeting these needs while sustaining peace requires more than a forum for governing natural resources; it also requires good governance. Read more »

Vanderbilt Law School Student Wins Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

April 28, 2016

Megan McLean, a third-year student at Vanderbilt Law School, has been named the winner of the Environmental Law Institute’s 2015–2016 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition. Ms. McLean will receive a $2000 award, a one-year membership to ELI, and publication of her article in the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR®), ELI’s flagship journal and the most often-cited law review covering environmental and natural resource issues.  Read more »

A Message from ELI President Scott Fulton on Earth Day

April 22, 2016

On behalf of the Environmental Law Institute, I would like to wish a happy Earth Day to one and all. Lady Bird Johnson once said, “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” In our celebration of Earth Day at the Institute, we are reflecting on the world community’s collective engagement in addressing environmental issues. Our own activities today extend far from our headquarters in Washington, DC. Read more »

Environmental Law Institute Recognizes Five National Wetlands Award Recipients

April 2016

(Washington, DC)—The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is announcing five recipients of the prestigious 2016 National Wetland Awards. Now in its 27th year, the program has recognized nearly 200 individuals from across the country for their exceptional and innovative contributions to wetlands conservation. “The recipients of the 2016 Awards are on the fore-front of protecting wetland resources in the face of climate change and development,” said ELI President Scott Fulton. Read more »

Interview With ELI President Scott Fulton on the Judicial Stay of Obama’s Clean Power Plan

February 19, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court last week issued a judicial stay of President Obama’s signature climate change policy, the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The decision halts further implementation of the proposed restrictions on carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired electric-generating units until completion of the expedited, 27-state challenge pending before the D.C. Circuit. Read more »

The Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr. to Receive ELI Environmental Achievement Award

February 11, 2016

 

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that it will present its 2016 Environmental Achievement Award to The Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr. for his visionary leadership over decades to forge an enduring U.S.- China relationship to enhance environmental protection, reduce greenhouse gases, and build a sustainable future for our planet. ELI will present the award on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Read more »

National Academy of Sciences’ book on graywater and stormwater use features ELI authors

February 9, 2016

Analyses by ELI’s Visiting Attorney Amy Streitwieser and Senior Attorney and Western Water Program Director Adam Schempp were featured in a new book by the National Academy of Sciences: Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: An Assessment of Risks, Costs, and Benefit. Read more »

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