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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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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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. The full petition is available online. More 

A Big Win for Water in Kewaunee County

Neighbors of a proposed industrial dairy expansion win their fight for clean water. More 

The problem of expired, general stormwater permits and frac sand mining Dec 11, 2014

The outdated permit system isn't working and is a part of the problem when frac sand mining pollutes our water.


Frac Sand Mine Now Must Monitor Dust, Air Quality Dec 05, 2014

Citizen challenge to pollution permit achieves progress in protecting air quality.


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CAFO petition for review of pollution permit decision rejected by DNR Nov 26, 2014

Kinnard Farms, Inc. will pursue a formal appeal via judicial review.