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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Water Quality Hearings to Take Place in Mauston and La Crosse on June 12th and 13th

Citizen engagement is critical to holding government accountable to its promise of improving water quality. We encourage all citizens, especially those who have been negatively impacted by the drinking water crisis, to attend a hearing and speak directly to legislators.  More 

Pledge to Protect the Great Lakes

Recent public statements by Foxconn executives signal a need to reassess Racine's water diversion. Send a message to policy makers and elected officials that you take your responsibility to protect the Great Lakes seriously, and you expect them to do the same. Sign the pledge today!  More 

PFAS: An Emerging Threat to our Drinking Water

PFAS are synthetic chemicals found in household goods such as non-stick cookware and food packaging, as well as firefighting foam. They build up in the human body and have been linked to a range of serious health concerns. MEA is working with partner organizations to monitor the situation, provide community resources, and advocate for appropriate government regulation. More 

Cheers to Twenty Years!

As we begin our 20th year of environmental advocacy, we invite you to learn about our recent work. More 

MEA Executive Director Testifies Before Water Quality Task Force Jun 14, 2019

On June 13th, MEA Executive Director Kimberlee Wright testified before the Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality. Read her entire testimony here.

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Approval for Great Lakes Water Diversion Upheld Jun 12, 2019

Despite ongoing controversy surrounding the project, an administrative law judge recently upheld DNR approval of Racine’s plan to divert millions of gallons of water per day from Lake Michigan to...

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MEA Supports the CLEAR Act May 24, 2019

MEA supports the proposed Chemical Level Enforcement & Remediation (CLEAR) Act. It would provide the Department of Natural Resources with the tools it needs to address PFAS contamination throughout...

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