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Law clerks learn about community lawyering and environmental justice

Oct 19, 2017

Their experience giving service and gaining experience at Midwest Environmental Advocates is "affirming," "meaningful" and "enlightening."

Midwest Environmental Advocates Legal Fellow Awarded California Indian Law Association Honor

Oct 12, 2017

Velasquez first to receive the diversity bar review scholarship

Welcome Equal Justice Works Fellow Jacklyn Velasquez

Oct 12, 2017

A generous two-year fellowship will help Midwest Environmental Advocates expand our capacity to serve Tribal communities and improve state environmental law enforcement.

Clean Water Groups Intervene in Dairy Business Lawsuit

Oct 03, 2017

Groups seek to prevent the roll back of agricultural pollution rules.

Wisconsin filmmaker speaks with Kewaunee County residents about dealing with water contamination

Sep 21, 2017

In "Kewaunee: River of the Lost," Luke Stevens turned a student film project into a powerful story of the people affected by a drinking water crisis in which 1/3 of local residents can't drink their water.

Keep Wisconsin’s “prove-it-first” mining law

Aug 31, 2017

A new bill in the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry could roll back Wisconsin’s long-standing “prove-it-first” sulfide mining law.

Guest blog: The Great Walker Fox Con

Aug 03, 2017

MEA founder Melissa Scanlan explains why electronics manufacturer Foxconn should meet Wisconsin’s standards for labor and the environment just like other businesses.

Foxconn legislation rushed to pass environmental law exemptions

Jul 31, 2017

Public denied time to look at potential environmental impacts of legislation and deal with electronics manufacturer.

DNR draft livestock waste management rules show progress

Jul 10, 2017

A new draft of rules on livestock waste and runoff management include improvements that are a step in the right direction in protecting families’ drinking water wells from contamination.

More support for Clean Wisconsin High-Capacity Well Challenge

Jun 20, 2017

Central Sands Water Action Coalition takes action to defend Public Trust protected waters of Wisconsin.