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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Protecting our water resources is at the heart of our work because we believe that access to healthy water is a right we all share. Midwest Environmental Advocates uses our expertise in water law to help citizens protect this right. Read more 


Air is a precious shared resource that is protected by complex laws. Midwest Environmental Advocates seeks to enforce state air quality regulations and uses the law in strategic ways to find solutions that promote healthy air. Read more 


Land makes our marks upon us just as we leave our marks upon the land. We work to protect the rich soils of the Midwest, as well as citizens' rights to determine how land is used. Read more 


Only through full public participation and science-based policy development is environmental protection possible. Midwest Environmental Advocates works to achieve both. Read more 


Mining in Wisconsin is a triple threat - it impacts our air, land and water. Midwest Environmental Advocates works for policies and practices that protect our environment while promoting Wisconsin's economy. Read more 


PFAS are synthetic chemicals found in household goods such as non-stick cookware and food packaging, as well as firefighting foam. There is growing concern about the presence of these toxic chemicals in groundwater and drinking water sources. Read more 

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture means ecologically-minded agriculture. Too often short-term profit is favored over long-term health and economic growth. We work to promote farming practices that look towards the next generations. Read more