Midwest Environmental Advocates is a nonprofit environmental law center that works for healthy water, air, land and government for this generation and the next. We believe that every citizen has the potential to make a difference.


Water Quality Hearings Start May 8th

Citizen engagement is critical to holding government accountable to its promise of improving water quality. We encourage all citizens, especially those who have been negatively impacted by the drinking water crisis, to attend a hearing and speak directly to legislators.  More 

Pledge to Protect the Great Lakes

Recent public statements by Foxconn executives signal a need to reassess Racine's water diversion. Send a message to policy makers and elected officials that you take your responsibility to protect the Great Lakes seriously, and you expect them to do the same. Sign the pledge today!  More 

PFAS: An Emerging Threat to our Drinking Water

PFAS are synthetic chemicals found in household goods such as non-stick cookware and food packaging, as well as firefighting foam. They build up in the human body and have been linked to a range of serious health concerns. MEA is working with partner organizations to monitor the situation, provide community resources, and advocate for appropriate government regulation. More 

Cheers to Twenty Years!

As we begin our 20th year of environmental advocacy, we invite you to learn about our recent work. More 

MEA Board of Directors Announces Kimberlee Wright’s Upcoming Retirement May 16, 2019

After months of planning and preparation, the Board of Directors of Midwest Environmental Advocates is ready to share the news that Executive Director Kimberlee Wright will retire later this year.


MEA Opposes Legislative Intervention in Pollution Permit Lawsuit May 09, 2019

On May 9, 2019, MEA filed a response to the Legislature's motion to intervene in a our longstanding legal challenge to the Kinnard Farms water pollution permit.


MEA Files ‘Friend of the Court’ Brief in League of Women Voters v. Evers May 07, 2019

Midwest Environmental Advocates supports League of Women Voters' challenge to the constitutionality of the December 2018 extraordinary session.

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