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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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. The full petition is available online. More 

Kewaunee County water problems need federal intervention Oct 22, 2014

Today, environmental protection groups formally requested federal action on groundwater contamination issues in Wisconsin's rural Kewaunee County. Thirty percent of tested drinking water wells have...


Communities at Risk: New report looks at national scope of frac sand mining Oct 07, 2014

While other states such as Minnesota and California have passed laws that protect residents from silica dust, Wisconsin's air quality protections have remained stagnant.


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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Oct 26, 2014

Film Screening: Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff and Frac Sand Land More 

Oct 29, 2014

Natural Resources Board - October meeting, True Cost of Sand petition submission More 

Oct 30, 2014

UW-Madison Law School Externship Fair More 

Nov 06, 2014

Wisconsin Wetlands Association Wetlands Awards Celebration - Dan Collins, Nancy Aten awardees More