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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.

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

Two petitions and a lawsuit: how citizens are using the power of the law to protect water

Aug 01, 2016

The case of Kewaunee County residents vs the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and why petitioning the EPA matters.

MEA Joins Environmental Groups to Call on EPA for Immediate Action in Kewaunee County

Mar 09, 2016

A year and a half after asking for EPA intervention under the Safe Drinking Water Act, local residents can no longer wait for clean water.

What you can do to support the protection of clean water and the Petition for Corrective Action

Dec 10, 2015

A lot of people in Wisconsin are asking us how they can sign onto the Petition for Corrective Action. The Petition is already in the hands of the EPA, but there are still things you can do to help.

Appeals court opinion shows need for better state laws to protect downstream waters

Dec 02, 2015

State statutes are inadequate in allowing the DNR to fully comply with federal Clean Water Act laws and protect downstream water from upstream pollution.

Petition to EPA: Wisconsin Fails to Comply with Clean Water Act

Oct 20, 2015

On behalf of 16 Wisconsin residents, MEA files a Petition for Corrective Action with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A step toward clean drinking water in Kewaunee County

Aug 24, 2015

Workgroup formation marks progress after citizens petitioned the EPA for action last year.