Getting the Lead Out

October 14, 2011

Dear friends,

 paint cans  

ELAW partner Hemantha Withanage sent fabulous news this week:

Children in Sri Lanka will be protected from toxic lead.  Sri Lanka's Consumer Affairs Authority has enacted new, stringent standards limiting the amount of lead in paint used in children's toys. 

Victory in India

September 26, 2011

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce a big victory in India that will protect the public from excessive exposure to radiation!

Radiation in coal ash threatens people's health.  Last week, India's National Green Tribunal ordered the Ministry of the Environment to investigate radioactive emissions at a coal-fired plant in Maharashtra District, and establish, within one year, national standards that protect citizens and the environment from radiation.

ELAW and the Ems


I would like to cordially invite you to join the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) at the Eugene Emerald's baseball game on August 4th.  We are excited to be the Ems' Featured Nonprofit and look forward to taking part in a Eugene tradition.

Welcome Maria

June 28, 2011

Dear friends,

Protecting Whales in Baja California

April 29, 2011

Dear friends,

Whale watching in the lagoons of Baja California is a trip of a lifetime.  For ELAW Fellow Fernando Ochoa, it's just another day at the office.  We have been thrilled to host Fernando at ELAW this week, and collaborate on his work protecting some of the world's richest whale habitat from bad development projects.

The World Comes to Eugene

March 3, 2011

Dear friends,

ELAW Fellows from three continents arrived on Monday to work with us to protect communities and the environment, and to participate in the 2011 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.  Yesterday, our partners toured NextStep Recycling, a national model for e-waste recycling here in Eugene.

Victory in Trinidad & Tobago

February 14, 2011

Dear friends,

ELAW partners in the Caribbean have won a major victory and prevented an environmental disaster.  We teamed up with local partners in Trinidad and Tobago to prevent construction of a port that would have wreaked havoc on wetlands and local fishing communities. 

Rajendra Ramlogan at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago wrote yesterday:

ELAW Welcomes Olena & Flaviano

January 13, 2011

Dear friends,