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Support MEA in a big way on March 7th

Feb 20, 2017

The Big Share is here!

Will the warm weekend impact water?

Feb 17, 2017

With temps near 60 in February, what’s the impact on manure runoff and water quality when the ground thaws?

Barry Blonien: super volunteer

Jan 23, 2017

Barry's contributions to environmental justice in Wisconsin have made a difference to our law center. And there's more to come.

Proposed industrial sand facility would destroy acres of pristine wetlands

Jan 05, 2017

Meteor Timber's application to establish an industrial sand facility could fill in a record number of natural wetland acres in Wisconsin. 

The Safe Drinking Water Act can and must help Wisconsin

Dec 15, 2016

Reflections on the 42nd anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, how far we've come, and how the federal law is working in Wisconsin for long-term water protections.

Spot checks of water pollution permits aren’t enough

Dec 08, 2016

What does the DNR reorganization plan mean for water pollution prevention in Wisconsin?

Report back: EPA listening session in Eau Claire

Nov 17, 2016

Citizens voiced concerns about lack of state-level protections of water during a listening session with EPA regional administrator.

Decades of Delay: Urgent EPA Action Needed to Protect Mississippi River

Nov 17, 2016

A new report shows how far state laws have stalled in clean water protections and keeping phosphorus and nitrogen out of our lakes, streams and the Mississippi River. EPA action needed now.

Clean Energy Incentive Program in final Clean Power Plan rule needs equity, environmental integrity

Nov 03, 2016

Sixteen groups came together to share with the EPA tangible ways to strengthen the Clean Energy Incentive Program in final Clean Power Plan rule.

Petition to EPA to object to DNR approval of frac sand air pollution permit

Oct 31, 2016

Mining operation air pollution permit approved without Clean Air Act compliance, PM2.5