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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— We work with citizens, other environmental groups, neighborhood associations, faith groups and others to educate and build a grassroots coalition of concerned and empowered environmental advocates.

Heartland Development Group

Midwest Environmental Advocates represented Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers (now Milwaukee Riverkeeper) in a suit against a development company that failed to get the required permits to clear-cut shoreline vegetation along the Milwaukee River.

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Manure Spreading on Frozen Ground Banned

After years of using legal strategies to limit the practice of spreading manure on frozen ground, a campaign to change the law resulted in a ban that protects surface and groundwater.

The Treml Family v. Stahl Farms

The Treml family of Kewaunee County was an ordinary Wisconsin family with three healthy, happy daughters. In 2004, they faced a nightmare that no family should ever face - a life threatenting illness bourne in through their water.

Concerned Citizens of Newport

Midwest Environmental Advocates worked with citizens in Adams Count, Wisconsin, to oppose the DNR's decision to let Perrier pump, bottle and export Wisconsin's water resources.

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Xcel French Island Incinerator

On behalf of Wisconsin citizens, Midwest Environmental Advocates investigated the Xcel French Island Incinerator claims that they didn't need strict air regulations because they were a "small" incinerator. Turns out, they were wrong.

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