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.

Become a Midwest Environmental Advocate!

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 

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 Big Share is coming March 3

Save the date for our region's biggest day of giving. Here is how you can help. More 

Phosphorus legal settlement will make the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway better Jan 15, 2015

The Riverway Conservation Easement Project is the rare, win-win outcome of a lawsuit settlement among citizen conservationists, landowners, state government and an innovative Wisconsin business.


WI DNR approves frac sand study after citizen petition request Jan 13, 2015

Citizens are another step toward getting more frac sand facts after the state environmental protection agency approved doing a strategic analysis of silica sand mining in Wisconsin.


Chippewa County Board votes on frac sand study support Tuesday Jan 12, 2015

A resolution in support of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to study frac sand mining is a vote for science, local control and making citizen voices matter.