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Tony Wilkin Gibart

Tony Wilkin Gibart

Tony Wilkin Gibart is the executive director of Midwest Environmental Advocates, a nonprofit environmental law firm that works to defend public rights, protect natural resources, and ensure transparency and accountability in government. Learn more about MEA at www.midwestadvocates.org.

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It’s time to reclaim Wisconsin’s legacy of water protection

By: - August 12, 2021

August is National Water Quality Month, a month dedicated to bringing awareness to the fact that access to clean water is a human right we all share.  In Wisconsin — home of 15,000 lakes, two of the largest freshwater bodies in the world, and an amount of groundwater roughly equal to the volume of Lake […]

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A big win for clean water in Wisconsin

By: - July 12, 2021

Last week, the people of Wisconsin achieved an important victory in the fight for clean water and a healthy environment. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that current law gives the state authority to enforce water quality standards through the use of permit conditions for large agricultural operations known as concentrated animal feeding operations or “CAFOs.”  […]

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Supreme Court will determine DNR’s authority to protect drinking water

By: - April 15, 2021

This week, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a nearly decade-long environmental protection case. The Court’s decision will likely have an impact on the ability of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to protect drinking water from agricultural pollution.  The case began more than eight years ago in Kewaunee County when Kinnard Farms, a […]