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The Roots of Jacklyn Velasquez’s Work on Tribal Rights and Environmental Justice

Feb 22, 2018

My work may be inspired by one small parcel of land near my childhood school, but everyone benefits from understanding how property law, Tribal rights and environmental justice intersect.

Our existence is our resistance: Jackie Velasquez State of the Tribes reportback

Feb 15, 2018

Midwest Environmental Advocates Equal Justice Works Fellow Jacklyn Velasquez reports back from her first Wisconsin State of the Tribes gathering.

Petitioners ask Stepp to recuse herself from ongoing water pollution program review

Feb 01, 2018

Midwest Environmental Advocates and Petitioners asked EPA Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp to recuse herself from the ongoing review of the Petition for Corrective Action in Wisconsin.

World Cancer Day reminds us to look at complex causes of disease

Feb 01, 2018

Maternal Fetal Medicine physician and MEA board member Susan Davidson describes how science is evolving in understanding the links between environmental toxins and cancer and birth defects.

Five CAFOs get one hearing leaving Kewaunee residents concerned about water quality

Dec 08, 2017

Citizens express anger and frustration at November 28 hearing for five CAFO approvals or expansions.

Kewaunee County action alert: five draft CAFO permits get a public hearing on Tuesday

Nov 22, 2017

What residents need to know before a Tuesday, November 28th public hearing on five expanding CAFO water pollution permits.

Harvest Season: a Q&A with CSA farmer and MEA staffer Lauren Rudersdorf

Nov 20, 2017

We ask Lauren how she got into farming, why Wisconsin is a great place for sustainable agriculture and what it's like to work for Midwest Environmental Advocates.

Citizen Groups Challenge DBA v. DNR Settlement

Nov 17, 2017

Settlement goes too far in limiting science-based decision making and pollution prevention.

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 and SB 600 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.