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Harvest Season: a Q&A with CSA farmer and MEA staffer Lauren Rudersdorf

Nov 20, 2017

We ask Lauren how she got into farming, why Wisconsin is a great place for sustainable agriculture and what it's like to work for Midwest Environmental Advocates.

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. 

New Report on Kewaunee County’s Water Crisis

Jun 11, 2015

Socially Responsible Agricultural Project report documents repeated violations of clean water laws by the county’s largest industrial livestock operations.

Industrial livestock waste: Wisconsin’s own inconvenient truth

Nov 20, 2014

The former Department of Natural Resources Chief of Runoff Management, speaks out about a massive and growing water quality problem in Wisconsin.

Kewaunee County water problems need federal intervention

Oct 22, 2014

Today, environmental protection groups formally requested federal action on groundwater contamination issues in Wisconsin's rural Kewaunee County.

Communities at Risk: New report looks at national scope of frac sand mining

Oct 07, 2014

While other states such as Minnesota and California have passed laws that protect residents from silica dust, Wisconsin's air quality protections have remained stagnant.

Midwest Environmental Advocates to Speak at Livestock Siting Law Review Listening Session Thursday

Apr 15, 2014

DATCP listening sessions for agriculture, agency, and environmental and citizen groups are being held this week in another step in the livestock siting law review process.

Webinar: Public Health Risks from Industrial Dairies

Mar 17, 2014

Here are the basics on how Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations threaten our health and our environment. And what citizens are doing to bring our economy and natural resources back into balance.

Frac Sand Bill Puts Interests of Industry First: SB 632 compromises citizen rights and local control

Mar 03, 2014

Without meaningful citizen input, SB 632 will have too many consequences for local governments to meet the unique, complex needs of communities dealing with negative impacts of frac sand mining.

Kewaunee County Citizens Challenge CAFO Expansion, Water Pollution Permit

Feb 04, 2014

On Tuesday, February 11, petitioners from the Town of Lincoln will head to court to challenge the water pollution permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in Kewaunee County.