Midwest Environmental Advocates

Midwest Environmental Advocates is a non-profit 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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Now is the best time to become a Midwest Environmental Advocate. By joining, you can help us help others use the power of the law to protect our environmental commons.  More 

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Neighbors of a proposed industrial dairy expansion are challenging the DNR's approval of a water pollution permit which governs how Kinnard Farms Inc. handles and disposes of around 70 million gallons of manure and other waste .  More 

Citizens Need to Know the True Cost of Sand

Wisconsinites are petitioning the government for answers on how frac sand mining impacts our health, environment, economy and our quality of life. Sign the petition today. More 

It’s time for a serious petition about the true cost of frac sand mining in Wisconsin Sep 10, 2014

Citizens impacted by frac sand mining announce a new petition to the Natural Resources Board. Rules signed by Governor Walker could erase citizen petition rights.


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Appeals Court Limits Citizen Challenge to Preferred Sands Frac Sand Mine Permit Sep 09, 2014

At issue is whether or not citizens could challenge the DNR’s decision not to require emission testing, record keeping and reporting on fugitive dust control, or monitoring air quality.


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Natural Resources Board Decision Weakens Citizen Voices in Environmental Protection Aug 14, 2014

Why the Natural Resources Board's approval of "emergency" rule changes  will take away citizens' power to ask the NRB for a strategic analysis of environmental and public health issues.... More 

Sep 18, 2014

Frac Sand Petition Training - Town of Howard More 

Sep 23, 2014

Eau Claire Social Cinema: Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff More