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.

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Keeping Mercury out of Lake Michigan

Read MEA's letter to DNR outlining the problems with a draft permit that would allow We Energies to delay implementing best practices for dealing with toxic coal ash and to discharge mercury at a level that is three times the human health limit.  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 

Water Quality Trading Bill Lacks Clarity & Accountability Mar 19, 2019

MEA supports partners working to add clarity and accountability to a Senate bill that would establish a clearinghouse for buying and selling water pollution credits .

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We Must Do More to Keep Mercury out of the Great Lakes Feb 19, 2019

Our letter to DNR outlines problems with a draft permit that would allow We Energies to delay implementing best practices for dealing with coal ash and to discharge toxic levels of mercury.

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Action Alert: Pledge Your Support for the Great Lakes Compact! Feb 05, 2019

Pledging your public support for the core principles of the Great Lakes Compact sends a message to policy makers and elected officials that you take seriously your responsibility to protect our...

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Mar 30, 2019

Save the Hills Alliance - Presentation on airborne crystalline silica dust (PM2.5) More 
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