Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
MEA provides legal representation to grassroots environmental justice groups.

Lobbying Interests:
MEA will attempt to influence rules and legislation that impacts the environment.

Title:
Legal Assistant

Contact
FE
Florence Edwards
551 West Main St., Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-5047
(608) 268-0205
advocate@midwestadvocates.org
www.midwestadvocates.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Melissa Scanlan Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/28/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Andrew Hanson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/28/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Elizabeth Lawton Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/28/2005 Withdrawn On 1/31/2006
Elizabeth Lawton Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 7/24/2006 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 278
Assembly Bill 278
relating to: liens, public nuisances, witnesses, and liability of shareholders.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/31/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 299
Assembly Bill 299
relating to: the effect of county shoreland zoning ordinances in territories annexed by cities, villages, or towns or incorporated as cities, or villages.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/1/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 778
Assembly Bill 778
relating to: actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of products.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/1/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 356
Senate Bill 356
relating to: choice of law in cases involving environmental claims under general liability insurance policies.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 425
Senate Bill 425
relating to: the authority of the Department of Justice and public nuisance actions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/2/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 504
Senate Bill 504
relating to: determining the size of a livestock operation for the applicability of the livestock facility siting law, water quality regulation of livestock operations, granting rule-making authority, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedur...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/24/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Natural Resources: Air, Waste and Contaminated Land
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Air, Waste and Contaminated Land

Notification Date
2/22/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Funding for Title V air permit program

Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife and Recreation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife and Recreation

Notification Date
2/22/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Increasing hunting and fishing license fees

Natural Resources: Water Quality
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Water Quality

Notification Date
2/22/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Full funding for nonpoint polluted runoff rules

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

NR 406, 407 and 410, General Air Permit and Registration Air Permit Programs.
Agency Name
Natural Resources
Subject
NR 406, 407 and 410, General Air Permit and Registration Air Permit Programs.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 582 (6/15/2004)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 04-107
Against
Notification Date
1/12/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Comments and testimony on the proposed Department of Commerce rules Comm 2, 20, 21, 60 and 61 on Erosion Control and Stormwater Management.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Comments and testimony on the proposed Department of Commerce rules Comm 2, 20, 21, 60 and 61 on Erosion Control and Stormwater Management.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/19/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Testimony before Natural Resource Board on a proposed change to the NR 118 riverway management zone designations for portions of the Village of Osceola and the City of St. Croix Falls
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Testimony before Natural Resource Board on a proposed change to the NR 118 riverway management zone designations for portions of the Village of Osceola and the City of St. Croix Falls

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/19/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

requirement to calculate threshold for WPDES permits for concentrated animal feeding operations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
requirement to calculate threshold for WPDES permits for concentrated animal feeding operations

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/19/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Great Lakes Compact Implementing Legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Great Lakes Compact Implementing Legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/16/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

communications relating to Annex 2001
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
communications relating to Annex 2001

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/31/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Opposition relating to LRB 2567/1, changes to regulations to air program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Opposition relating to LRB 2567/1, changes to regulations to air program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/29/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Citizen Monitoring Strategy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Citizen Monitoring Strategy

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/21/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Communications relating to next year's state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Communications relating to next year's state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/21/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Communications relating to NR 445 guidance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Communications relating to NR 445 guidance

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/21/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Impaired Waters and Total Maximum Daily Loads
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Impaired Waters and Total Maximum Daily Loads

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/21/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Livestock Siting Performance Standards under Act 235
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Livestock Siting Performance Standards under Act 235

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/21/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Petition for Rulemaking to Protect Northern Wisconsin Rivers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Petition for Rulemaking to Protect Northern Wisconsin Rivers

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/21/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Revisions to NR 243
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions to NR 243

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/21/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2005
January - June
$5,443.49
2005
July - December
$3,657.16
2006
January - June
$6,394.96
2006
July - December
$7,277.14
Total $22,772.75
Total Hours Communicating 2005
January - June
46.80
2005
July - December
39.60
2006
January - June
52.80
2006
July - December
20.80
Total 160.00
Total Hours Other 2005
January - June
139.30
2005
July - December
53.90
2006
January - June
203.10
2006
July - December
51.50
Total 447.80

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: liens, public nuisances, witnesses, and liability of shareholders.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
3 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: choice of law in cases involving environmental claims under general liability insurance policies.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
8 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 1 %
relating to: determining the size of a livestock operation for the applicability of the livestock facility siting law, water quality regulation of livestock operations, granting rule-making authority, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
8 %
2006
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
17 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 5 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
6 %
2005
July - December
33 %
2006
January - June
41 %
2006
July - December
44 %
Total 29 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
12 %
2005
July - December
22 %
2006
January - June
2 %
2006
July - December
Total 8 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
13 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 4 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
21 %
2005
July - December
30 %
2006
January - June
19 %
2006
July - December
3 %
Total 19 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
27 %
2005
July - December
6 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
9 %
Total 10 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
1 %
2006
January - June
19 %
2006
July - December
35 %
Total 12 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2 %
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
6 %
2006
July - December
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
3 %
2006
July - December
Total 1 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
1 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
9 %
Total 1 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures