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Actions : Litigation

— 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.

Citizens challenge DNR’s air permit for Preferred Sands, LLC

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.

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Domtar Corporation water pollution permit challenge

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.

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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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Flambeau Mine Certificate of Completion

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.

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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.

Andersen, et al. v. DNR

Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin and National Wildlife Federation take on the state to fight for their right to public participation while upholding the laws of the Clean Water Act.

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Domino, et al. v. Didion Ethanol

Didion Ethanol caused problems for citizens of Cambria, WI, for years. Neighbors stood up for their rights and demanded Didion stop discharging polluted waters to their Tarrant Lake.

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CWAC v. Utica Energy

When Utica Energy violated the terms of their water pollution permit, Midwest Environmental Advocates represented a local water quality action group, Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin, to enforce environmental law.

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Grande Cheese Company & Protient

Working for Wisconsin Environmental Law Advocates, Midwest Environmental Advocates negotiated a settlement agreement with Grande Cheese Company and Protient, Inc, that protected a sensitive water body from further pollution.

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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.