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DNR Limits Future Expansion of Door County CAFO After Community Outcry

The DNR has finalized a wastewater discharge permit that limits the expansion of Door County’s only CAFO. S & S Jerseyland Dairy had been seeking a permit to more than double in size, from 5,000 to approximately 10,000 cows. The final permit, which limits future expansion to half the number of animals proposed by S & S, represents a significant improvement over an earlier draft version that drew widespread criticism from community members.

MEA Clients Announce Legal Settlement Requiring Kewaunee County Livestock Facility to Stop Spreading Liquid Manure

Today, six Kewaunee County residents represented by MEA announced a settlement with Kinnard Farms, Inc. and the Wisconsin DNR in a legal dispute over Kinnard’s wastewater permit. The operation—one of the largest CAFOs in the state—has agreed to withdraw a legal challenge to the permit and to install processing technology designed to eliminate the disposal of liquid manure on agricultural fields.

MEA Weighs in on CAFO Expansion Proposal

Midwest Environmental Advocates is urging the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to fully evaluate the risks to public health and water resources before issuing a permit that would allow S & S Jerseyland Dairy, Door County’s largest livestock operation, to double in size.

I-94 Expansion Proposal Faces Criticism at Public Hearings

Wisconsinites who testified at public hearings this month expressed overwhelming opposition to a controversial proposal to expand I-94 in Milwaukee. It’s not too late to make your voice heard. Learn how you can submit comments to WisDOT.

MEA Attorney Helps Youth Leaders Advocate for Climate Justice

Here in Wisconsin, young people are playing an increasingly important role in opposing Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 construction proposal. MEA attorney Jorge Roman-Romero has been working with Dane County Youth Environmental Committee (DCYEC) and Action for the Climate Emergency to help them understand the issues and take action.