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 

Meet a clean air champion.

Anita is one of the residents of Lake Mills, WI who is working to make citizen voices matter. More 

Meet Anita, one of the residents of Lake Mills, WI working for clean air Jul 30, 2015

For this rural community, balancing the needs of homeowners, businesses that depend on clean air, and an industrial poultry and manure processing facility is a work in progress.


Three ways Gov. Walker gets it wrong on the EPA, the DNR and how environmental laws work Jul 29, 2015

Environmental laws are really about protecting human health. Wisconsin's weakened DNR is failing the people who depend on basic standards for clean water and air.


How cutting back on DNR environmental impact statements shuts out citizen voices Jul 24, 2015

A growing number of activities exempted from environmental impact statements will have a ripple effect of public health and environmental impacts that may continue for decades to come.


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Aug 07, 2015

Thirsty for Water - Farms Not Factories & MEA fundraiser More 

Aug 13, 2015

MEA staff and board retreat More 

Aug 14, 2015

MEA staff and board retreat More