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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Wisconsinites petitioned the government for answers on how frac sand mining impacts our health, environment, economy and our quality of life. The DNR's strategic analysis plan is now officially moving ahead. More 

Bayfield citizens standing up for clean water

A proposed CAFO could bring 26,000 hogs to a watershed in Bayfield County.  More 

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Application for Diversion of Great Lakes Water Falls Far Short: Bad Precedent in the Making Jun 25, 2015

Waukesha application does not meet legal requirements set forth in Great Lakes Compact and sets bar too low for Great Lakes protection


Kinnard Farms, Inc. Appeal Dismissed Jun 18, 2015

CAFO must comply with prior court order and work with the DNR to conduct groundwater monitoring and limit animals on site.


New Report on Kewaunee County‚Äôs Water Crisis Jun 11, 2015

Socially Responsible Agricultural Project report documents repeated violations of clean water laws by the county’s largest industrial livestock operations.