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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. 

Comments in Opposition to Assembly Bill 1070

Dec 03, 2018

MEA comments oppose "lame-duck" legislation that would promote litigation, waste thousands of hours of agency staff time, and create uncertainty for regulated entities and the public. 

MEA Welcomes New Staff Member Robert Lee

Nov 12, 2018

Midwest Environmental Advocates extends a warm welcome to Robert D. Lee, a 2018 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and recipient of a two-year Thomas L. Shaffer Fellowship. As a Shaffer Fellow, Rob will work closely with MEA staff attorneys to identify more opportunities for protecting Wisconsin’s water resources and the health of the communities relying on them.

Great Lakes Compact Marks 10-Year Anniversary

Oct 04, 2018

As we mark the 10th anniversary of the Great Lakes Compact this week, there is plenty of reason for celebration as well as significant cause for concern.

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.