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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At Midwest Environmental Advocates, we believe that our environment is a reflection of the people who protect it. We leverage our legal expertise with sound science and effective communication to inform public policy and mobilize communities. We work for open access, transparency and inclusivity in decision-making because only through healthy, democratic policy-making will we have a healthy environment.

Our portfolio of work promoting healthy government includes advocating for an independent DNR secretary; insisting on the use of sound, fact-based, expert-backed science in political decision-making; and compelling access to public records and information.

"If there is to be an ecologically sound society, it will have to come from the grass roots up, not from the top down." - Paul Hawken