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MEA Signs onto Farm Bill Letter

Aug 29, 2018

On Monday, August 27, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition wrote a letter to House and Senate Conference members urging them to protect the funding, structure, and long-term integrity of conservation in the next farm bill. Over sixty national, state, local, and regional organizations signed onto this letter.

DNR Livestock Waste Management Rules Show Progress

Jun 27, 2018

Press Release from Midwest Environmental Advocates and three partnering organizations highlighting changes to DNR rules on livestock waste management.

MEA thanks Stacy for her work as Communications Director

Apr 06, 2018

This week we are saying goodbye to Communications Director Stacy Harbaugh as she takes a new position at a Madison-based marketing agency.

Challenge Against Dairy Business Group a Win for Clean Water

Mar 19, 2018

Court approval of a judicial review of a DBA vs. DNR settlement challenge allows public interest groups to move forward in defending DNR authority to protect water.

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.