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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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 

Donate to MEA During The Big Share

SAVE THE DATE! You can support MEA in a big way during this year's Big Share on March 5th.  More 

Cheers to Twenty Years!

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

We Must Do More to Keep Mercury out of the Great Lakes Feb 19, 2019

Our letter to DNR outlines problems with a draft permit that would allow We Energies to delay implementing best practices for dealing with coal ash and to discharge toxic levels of mercury.

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Action Alert: Pledge Your Support for the Great Lakes Compact! Feb 05, 2019

Pledging your public support for the core principles of the Great Lakes Compact sends a message to policy makers and elected officials that you take seriously your responsibility to protect our...

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Foxconn’s Shifting Plans Raise Questions About Its Need for Great Lakes Water Jan 30, 2019

The announcement that Foxconn would scale back plans for a manufacturing facility led many to question Racine’s plans to proceed with a highly-controversial diversion of Great Lakes water.

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