Research Archive

The GELPI Research Archive collects the research and educational materials
produced since the Institute's founding in 1997.

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Cost-benefit analysis, a popular new -- but contentious -- approach to environmental analysis seeks to reduce the pros and cons of environmental protective actions to a common metric:  dollars.

Background | Publications

Right to Know

Right to know programs aim to improve environmental protection levels by expanding public awareness of environmental threats and empowering citizens to take action to address them.

Background | Publications

Judicial Elections

State judicial elections have become a hotly contested, but little noticed ideological battlefield over the direction of U.S. environmental law.

Background | Publications | Legal Briefs | Key Decisions


Standing doctrine involves the issue of who (if anyone) is entitled to prosecute a particular legal claim in court.

Background | Publications | Legal Briefs | Key Decisions

Trade & the Environment

GELPI's work related to trade and the environment has focused on the investor-state provisions in U.S. bilateral and regional trade agreements.

Background | Publications


The NEPA issue involves the question of whether and how the National Environmental Policy Act, the so-called magna carta of U.S. environmental laws, should be revised and updated to respond to modern environmental challenges.

Background | Publications | NEPA Task Force


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