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.


Keeping Mercury out of Lake Michigan

Read MEA's letter to DNR outlining the problems with a draft permit that would allow We Energies to delay implementing best practices for dealing with toxic coal ash and to discharge mercury at a level that is three times the human health limit.  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 

Tribal Voices Matter: Reflections on the State of the Tribes Address Apr 19, 2019

MEA legal fellows and policy interns share their thoughts on Oneida Nation Chairman Tehassi Hills' recent State of the Tribes Address.


MEA Attorneys to Argue CAFO Pollution Permit Case Before State Supreme Court Apr 15, 2019

A case involving ACT 21 and DNR's authority to regulate water pollution from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) is headed to Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. 


Make your Voices Heard, Clean Water Advocates! Apr 04, 2019

Don't miss out on the opportunity to provide input and testimony to lawmakers this spring. It is critical that lawmakers hear directly from citizens, expecially those whose lives have been affected...

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May 02, 2019

Environmental Contributors to Autoimmunity: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Chemicals of Concern More 
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