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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At Midwest Environmental Advocates, our law center works to protect healthy land through advocating for local control over livestock siting and municipal or rural planning for growth, as well as developing citizen guides for local, land-use decision-making processes. Emerging concerns include government permitting and construction of pipelines for transport of crude oil. 

We practice a community-based approach to the law, which reflects the diversity of the citizens of the state. Our practice is firmly rooted in Wisconsin's proud tradition of safeguarding the health, environment and economy of the state for future generations, and our actions reflect our commitment to empowering ordinary people to participate in decisions affecting their homes, their land and their special places. Midwesterners are a people rooted in their land. Here, people don't just leave their marks on a place; our places make their marks on us.


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August 25, 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline - letter from concerned environmental and Tribal groups to President Obama requesting to halt construction of and repeal Army Corps of Engineers permits for the Dakota Access pipeline project