Midwest Environmental Advocates

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.

Become a Midwest Environmental Advocate!

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 

The Big Share is coming March 3

Save the date for our region's biggest day of giving. Here is how you can help. More 

You did it!

Wisconsinites petitioned the government for answers on how frac sand mining impacts our health, environment, economy and our quality of life. The DNR's strategic analysis plan is now officially moving ahead. More 

Bayfield citizens standing up for clean water

A proposed CAFO could bring 26,000 hogs to a watershed in Bayfield County.  More 

Citizens concerned with DNR process to permit rail expansion file legal challenge Mar 09, 2015

Petitioners are asking the court to reverse the DNR’s decision to grant the permit and require the agency to prepare an environmental analysis that complies with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy...


Bayfield County’s CAFO moratorium and study committee makes time to get it right Feb 26, 2015

A one-year moratorium on and a Large Scale Livestock Study Committee is a chance to gather science, clean water concerns, and recommendations for protecting human health and the environment.


Public Input on Frac Sand Study Heard in Howard Feb 26, 2015

Citizens' frac sand concerns must be collected early in DNR's strategic analysis of mining industry activities' impacts.


Apr 20, 2015

UW-Madison Nelson Institute 9th Annual Earth Day Conference More 

Apr 23, 2015

TMDL Community of Practice meeting More 

Apr 30, 2015

Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust’s 11th annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference More 

May 08, 2015

Environmental Law Seminar - Litigating Pollution Events: Regulatory and Tort Aspects of Groundwater More