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Top Five Reasons to Oppose the Wetland Destruction Bill

Oct 26, 2017

A bill is drawing criticism from conservation leaders and sporting groups: AB 547 would make it easier to build on wetlands that aren’t connected to navigable waters.


Three cheers for Backyard Hero Dave Clausen

Oct 25, 2017

Celebrating the service of Amery-area conservationist, retired veterinarian and former Natural Resources Board Chairman, Dave Clausen, MEA's new board president.

Law clerks learn about community lawyering and environmental justice

Oct 19, 2017

Their experience giving service and gaining experience at Midwest Environmental Advocates is "affirming," "meaningful" and "enlightening."

Midwest Environmental Advocates Legal Fellow Awarded California Indian Law Association Honor

Oct 12, 2017

Velasquez first to receive the diversity bar review scholarship

Welcome Equal Justice Works Fellow Jacklyn Velasquez

Oct 12, 2017

A generous two-year fellowship will help Midwest Environmental Advocates expand our capacity to serve Tribal communities and improve state environmental law enforcement.

Clean Water Groups Intervene in Dairy Business Lawsuit

Oct 03, 2017

Groups seek to prevent the roll back of agricultural pollution rules.

Wisconsin filmmaker speaks with Kewaunee County residents about dealing with water contamination

Sep 21, 2017

In "Kewaunee: River of the Lost," Luke Stevens turned a student film project into a powerful story of the people affected by a drinking water crisis in which 1/3 of local residents can't drink their water.

Keep Wisconsin’s “prove-it-first” mining law

Aug 31, 2017

A new bill in the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry could roll back Wisconsin’s long-standing “prove-it-first” sulfide mining law.

Guest blog: The Great Walker Fox Con

Aug 03, 2017

MEA founder Melissa Scanlan explains why electronics manufacturer Foxconn should meet Wisconsin’s standards for labor and the environment just like other businesses.

Foxconn legislation rushed to pass environmental law exemptions

Jul 31, 2017

Public denied time to look at potential environmental impacts of legislation and deal with electronics manufacturer.