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.


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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 

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DNR Change to BNSF Permit Adds More Problems to Rail Expansion Plan May 06, 2015

Amended permit circumvents public rights and environmental protections.


Earth Day is a time to remember the victories and the mistakes in our conservation legacy Apr 22, 2015

Today we offer a remembrance of important words of Nina Leopold Bradley who asked the Wisconsin legislature to restore an independent DNR Secretary in 2009.


Become an Advocate and join MEA before Earth Day! Apr 15, 2015

Our April membership drive is on. Here are just some of the reasons why you should become an Advocate today.