Center for International Environmental Law

Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has worked to strengthen and use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society.

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Thursday, July 06, 2017
Report: CETA Threatens European Union Pesticide Protections
A new report from the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) warns that the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) would weaken EU pesticide protections and increase human and environmental exposure to dangerous pesticides. Regulatory harmonization between the two countries would lower EU...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
EU Supports Toxic Regulations, Immediately Creates Loopholes to Undermine Them
At the 8th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Stockholm Convention, in Geneva, the EU continues its worrying practice of undermining its own proposals to protect human health and the environment by adding unacceptable loopholes. While the COP agreed to ban DecaBDE, a toxic, bioaccumulative,...
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Monday, December 05, 2016
Environmental Leaders Call on President-Elect Trump to Renounce Hate, Rescind Bannon and Sessions Appointments
In a statement released Monday , executives and board members from twenty-six leading environmental organizations spoke out against rising intolerance in the wake of the Presidential election and expressed solidarity with national and global movements for civil rights, social justice and an...
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Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Guatemalans Appeal Case Against Tahoe Resources Mining Firm in Canadian court
Today, the British Columbia Court of Appeals in Vancouver, Canada will revisit a procedural motion in the case of seven Guatemalans who have brought a civil suit for battery and negligence against Tahoe Resources. The suit concerns the mining company’s role in a violent attack in April 2013, when...
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Friday, October 28, 2016
Amid Escalating Repression, Dakota Access Pipeline Owners Risk Legal Liability
Five prominent legal and advocacy organizations warned the joint owners Dakota Access Pipeline of their legal responsibility amidst the escalating violence in Standing Rock, North Dakota. The letter highlights the corporate duty of project proponents Energy Transfer and Phillips 66 under...
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Deadly Shade of Green
Latin America is, by far, the most dangerous region in the world for environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs). The murder of campaigner Berta Cáceres in March reverberated worldwide, but a new report by ARTICLE 19, CIEL, and Vermont Law School, A Deadly Shade of Green , reveals this to be only...
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
New Documents Reveal Denial Playbook Originated with Big Oil, Not Big Tobacco
New research by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) not only confirms that the tobacco and fossil fuel industries used a shared playbook, but also suggests that playbook originated not with tobacco—as long assumed—but with the oil industry itself. As evidence mounts of the oil...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
New Documents Reveal Oil Industry Knew of Climate Risks Decades Earlier Than Suspected; Suggest Coordinated Efforts to Foster Skepticism
Hundreds of documents uncovered by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) push back the record of oil industry knowledge on climate change by decades. The research demonstrates that the oil industry was explicitly warned of climate risks in the 1960s. Significantly, much of this...
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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Environmental Groups React to Referral of Exxon Climate Cover-Up to FBI Criminal Division
Late Wednesday , Inside Climate News revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice has referred to the FBI’s criminal division a request by two congressmen for a federal probe into ExxonMobil’s funding of climate denial. RL Miller, cofounder of Climate Hawks Vote, said: “Thanks to Rep. Ted Lieu and...
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
TTIP Poised to Gut US States’ Ability to Protect on Toxic Chemicals
A new report Preempting the Public Interest: How TTIP Will Limit US States’ Public Health and Environmental Protections by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) details how EU proposals for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would usurp US states’ authority...
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