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Petition for Corrective Action to the EPA

Sixteen petitioners ask the EPA for help to bring Wisconsin into compliance with the Clean Water Act.

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BNSF rail expansion permit challenge

Without an environmental impact statement, petitioners say the DNR’s process to approve a permit to fill wetlands and expand rail lines carrying crude oil violated the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act.

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Livestock Facility Siting Law

The livestock siting law took away local power to regulate CAFOs. Without effective state regulation of industrial farms, the burden of litigating for law enforcement is passed on to citizens.

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Milwaukee Zoo Interchange

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.

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Larson Acres “Friend of the Court” Brief

Midwest Environmental Advocates supports an interpretation of the Livestock Facility Siting Law that upholds local control and sufficiently regulates large livestock facilities in Wisconsin.

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