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 

The Big Share was a Big Success!

We're grateful to everyone who donated to MEA during the BIG SHARE on March 5th! More than 120 individual donors contributed a total of $17,755 to help make environmental justice a reality for Wisconsin families! More 

Cheers to Twenty Years!

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

Water Quality Trading Bill Lacks Clarity & Accountability Mar 19, 2019

On March 13, 2019, a bill that would establish a clearinghouse for buying and selling pollution credits was introduced in the state Senate. MEA opposes the bill in its current form. 

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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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Mar 22, 2019

Get The Lead Out: A Call To The Milwaukee Community More 
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