MEA Executive Director Testifies Before Water Quality Task Force
On June 13th, MEA Executive Director Kimberlee Wright testified before the Speaker's Task Force...More ➡
— The term 'litigation' refers to the process of bringing a dispute before a court of law. Litigation is only one of the many different actions we undertake to address environmental problems. Other types of actions include providing legal analysis and recommendations to local governments and nonprofit partners, reviewing and commenting on proposed state and federal legislation, and providing resources and referrals to citizens.
Trempealeau County, WI is ground zero for frac sand mining in the state. Citizens who are impacted by blowing silica dust are challenging the air pollution control permit issued to Preferred Sands.
Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards (PACRS) challenge to the Department of Natural Resources’ renewal of the Domtar Corporation’s permit to discharge phosphorus and wastewater into the Wisconsin River.
Midwest Environmental Advocates is part of the legal team representing the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in their effort to protect the Penokee Range from an open-pit iron mine.
Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope federal challenge to a discriminatory $1.7 billion highway expansion plan without public transit.
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians’ challenge to the Flambeau Mining Company’s request for a Certificate of Completion of Reclamation for the Ladysmith Flambeau Mine.
Midwest Environmental Advocates supports an interpretation of the Livestock Facility Siting Law that upholds local control and sufficiently regulates large livestock facilities in Wisconsin.
Coal-fired power plants along the Mississippi violated the Clean Air Act. Midwest Environmental Advocates co-counseled with private attorneys to advocate for cleaner air.
ChemWorks is a centralized waste treatment facility in Milwaukee that has violated the terms of its wastewater discharge permit.
Midwest Environmental Advocates represented a group of citizens near Richland Center who oppose another discharge of polluted wastewater to the Lower Wisconsin River system.
Recently, the EPA issued a Vessel General Permit that set limitations on discharges of ballast water by oceangoing and Great Lakes vessels. Midwest Environmental Advocates and National Wildlife Federation are appealing the DNR’s decision to approve this insufficiently protective permit.