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.

Proposed Reicks View (Badgerwood) Swine CAFO

Bayfield County residents are working to make sure citizens and lawmakers understand the economic, environmental, and public health implications of CAFOs. If permitted, this would be the largest swine CAFO in Wisconsin and would be sited near Lake Superior.

Protecting Sturgeon Bay’s West Waterfront

A proposed hotel development would put Public Trust land in private hands and limit public access to Lake Michigan’s shoreline.

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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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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Rosendale Dairy

Midwest Environmental Advocates worked with a Rosendale, WI, citizens group to protect their water, air and land from the impacts of the largest confined dairy operation in the state.

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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