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Water Quality Trading Bill Lacks Clarity & Accountability

Mar 19, 2019

On March 13, 2019, a bill that would establish a clearinghouse for buying and selling pollution credits was introduced in the state Senate. MEA opposes the bill in its current form. 

We Must Do More to Keep Mercury out of the Great Lakes

Feb 19, 2019

Our letter to DNR outlines problems with a draft permit that would allow We Energies to delay implementing best practices for dealing with coal ash and to discharge toxic levels of mercury.

Action Alert: Pledge Your Support for the Great Lakes Compact!

Feb 05, 2019

Pledging your public support for the core principles of the Great Lakes Compact sends a message to policy makers and elected officials that you take seriously your responsibility to protect our shared natural resources, and you expect them to do the same.





Foxconn’s Shifting Plans Raise Questions About Its Need for Great Lakes Water

Jan 30, 2019

The announcement that Foxconn would scale back plans for a manufacturing facility led many to question Racine’s plans to proceed with a highly-controversial diversion of Great Lakes water.

MEA Bids Farewell to Attorney Jimmy Parra

Jan 17, 2019

Midwest Environmental Advocates staff and board members wish Attorney Jimmy Parra a fond farewell as he leaves MEA this week to begin a new chapter in his professional career.

WI Supreme Court Asked to Rule on DNR Water Pollution Permit

Jan 16, 2019

A Supreme Court decision in the Kinnard Farms case would have far-reaching implications for all state agencies.

Circuit Court Ruling Prevents Rollback of Agricultural Pollution Laws

Jan 11, 2019

Circuit Court Judge William Pocan sided with environmental groups represented by MEA when he ruled that an agreement between the DNR and the state’s largest dairy business lobby violated state law.

DNR ruling is a victory for Sturgeon Bay advocates working to protect public land

Jan 04, 2019

Door County has more miles of shoreline than any other county in the country. The shoreline is cherished whether you have been in Door County for three generations or 

MEA December Newsletter

Dec 13, 2018

Check out our December newsletter to learn about legislative and legal updates, upcoming events and more.

MEA Calls on Governor Walker to Veto Senate Bill 884

Dec 11, 2018

After late-night negotiations behind closed doors last week, Wisconsin lawmakers passed legislation that will harm the very interests the bill’s authors would like to protect. MEA believes that the rushed drafting and vetting process will lead to unintended harmful consequences. For this reason, MEA strongly opposes Senate Bill 884 and asks Governor Walker to veto the bill.