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Policy & Advocacy

MEA advocates for environmental policies that protect our natural resources and the health of Wisconsin families.

Current Policy Issues

POLICY & ADVOCACY

Developing Water Quality Standards for PFAS

MEA successfully advocated for statewide water quality standards for PFAS in surface water and municipal drinking water. We continue to advocate for much-need PFAS groundwater standards that will help protect rural Wisconsinites who rely on groundwater from private wells.

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POLICY & ADVOCACY

Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning in Milwaukee

Decades of disinvestment have led to disproportionately high rates of lead exposure among communities of color and lower-income families in Milwaukee’s north side. As a member of the Coalition on Lead Emergency, MEA is advocating for policies and new sources of funding to address this environmental injustice.

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POLICY & ADVOCACY

Calling for the Shutdown of Enbridge Line 5

MEA is working at the state and national levels to help policymakers and elected officials understand the urgent need to decommission aging fossil fuel infrastructure projects like Enbridge Line 5.

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POLICY & ADVOCACY

Tracking Environmental Policies that Impact Tribes

Our regular e-updates provide information on proposed legislation and administrative activities related to environmental matters that may impact Tribal interests.

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POLICY & ADVOCACY

Advocating for Sustainable Alternatives to the Expansion Of I-94

Wisconsin transportation officials are proposing a controversial $1.1 billion dollar expansion of I-94 in Milwaukee. MEA is advocating for a more just and sustainable alternative that prioritizes the health and wellbeing of people living adjacent to the corridor. 

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