Speaker Vos organized a Task Force in 2019 to obtain information of the state of water quality in Wisconsin. That report has been completed, along with legislative recommendations. Staff Attorney from the Midwest Environmental Advocates, Adam Voskuil, talks about some of the findings and preliminary shortcomings. Image: Wisconsin State Legislature website
Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known by their acronym, PFAS, have shown up in Madison’s municipal Well 15, prompting the City to shut down the well. How big a problem is this, who’s to blame, and who should take responsibility for cleaning up the groundwater? On Friday, November 8th, Monday Buzz host Brian Standing spoke with Attorney […]
Now in its 20th year, the Midwest Environmental Advocates works to defend public rights, protect environmental rights, and is a watchdog for transparency and accountability in government. Peg Sheaffer, Development and Marketing Director, talks about what’s happening in the state.
“A Thousand Beautiful Dreams” Flint, Michigan has become a symbol of how social and environmental justice (and injustice) are intertwined. We welcome the University of Michigan-Flint Chamber Singers, under Dr. Gabriela Hristova, to join with us in presenting recent music that gives voice to the tragedies of the past and present, the promise of social […]
With the status of the Racine-area FoxConn development changing by the week, what’s the status of the permit granted to divert over 7 million gallons of Lake Michigan water? Does it violate the Great Lakes Water Compact? The Midwest Environmental Advocates and several other environmental groups are suing to stop this permit, and Tressie Kamp […]
In this episode, Patty explores the intersection between environmental justice and public health. She is joined in the studio by Monica Vohmann, a practicing family medicine physician and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Jimmy Para, staff attorney at Midwest Environmental Advocates. They discuss the importance of storytelling in helping people to see and […]