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MEA Board of Directors Announces Kimberlee Wright’s Upcoming Retirement

May 16, 2019

After months of planning and preparation, the Board of Directors of Midwest Environmental Advocates is ready to share the news that Executive Director Kimberlee Wright will retire later this year.

MEA Opposes Legislative Intervention in Pollution Permit Lawsuit

May 09, 2019

On May 9, 2019, MEA filed a response to the Legislature's motion to intervene in a our longstanding legal challenge to the Kinnard Farms water pollution permit.

MEA Files ‘Friend of the Court’ Brief in League of Women Voters v. Evers

May 07, 2019

Midwest Environmental Advocates supports League of Women Voters' challenge to the constitutionality of the December 2018 extraordinary session.

DNR Declines to Reissue Permit for Destruction of Wetlands

May 02, 2019

In a decision this week, DNR Secretary Preston Cole declined to reissue a permit to Meteor Timber for a frac sand project that would have destroyed rare Monroe County wetlands.

Tribal Voices Matter: Reflections on the State of the Tribes Address

Apr 19, 2019

MEA legal fellows and policy interns share their thoughts on Oneida Nation Chairman Tehassi Hills' recent State of the Tribes Address.

MEA Attorneys to Argue CAFO Pollution Permit Case Before State Supreme Court

Apr 15, 2019

A case involving ACT 21 and DNR's authority to regulate water pollution from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) is headed to Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. 

Make your Voices Heard, Clean Water Advocates!

Apr 04, 2019

Don't miss out on the opportunity to provide input and testimony to lawmakers this spring. It is critical that lawmakers hear directly from citizens, expecially those whose lives have been affected by contamination of their drinking water.

Water Quality Trading Bill Lacks Clarity & Accountability

Mar 19, 2019

MEA supports partners working to add clarity and accountability to a Senate bill that would establish a clearinghouse for buying and selling water pollution credits .

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.