MICHIGAN SITS AT THE HEART OF ALMOST 80 PERCENT OF OUR NATION’S FRESH WATER.
The Great Lakes have a profound impact on Michigan’s economy, health, and the very way of life for countless Michiganders. That’s why protecting our Great Lakes is vital to our state’s future.
Generations of Michigan kids have grown up playing on Great Lakes beaches, families across the state rely on our lakes to provide safe, clean water.
But today there is good reason to be concerned about the health of our lakes.
You might be an angler from Monroe who has watched as Lake Erie’s algae problem has grown and grown over the last decade—turning the shallowest Great Lake green with a thick algae sludge.
You might be a parent who looks forward to spending time with your kids and grand-kids playing on a Lake Michigan beach, only to be disappointed when E-coli or other contaminants make the water unsafe for swimming.
You might shudder at the thought of what would happen to Mackinac Island and the shores of Northern Michigan, if there were an oil spill under the Straits of Mackinac.
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, should be pushing forward with smart, pragmatic policies that can help protect and revive our lakes before lasting damage is done. It just takes political will to get the job done. That’s where Michigan LCV comes in and that’s where you come in.
Together we can leverage our influence in Lansing and across the state to protect our Great Lakes and all of us who rely on them. In this section you can find about recent victories and setbacks we’ve faced, as well as new opportunities to make a difference for the lakes we love:
Bipartisan support for clean energy scored as ‘big win’ for Michiganders and environment February 22, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI — The Michigan . . .
After checking out our 2015-2016 Legislative Scorecard, tell your legislators that you care about conservation and environmental issues and you care how they vote.
President Trump has put forth his nominees to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. Lawmakers, pundits and advocates . . .
I happen to believe that history will judge kindly those who continued to shout, from the rooftops, through their own weariness and . . .
Businesses, Environmental-Conservation Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue December 20, 2016, Columbus, OH – Today a coalition of fishing boat captains, . . .
LANSING — On November 10, 2016, Governor Snyder and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) listed the open waters of western . . .
So many bad ideas, so little time In the last few weeks of the year following an election — during what is . . .
Your support helped elect strong candidates in close primary election match-ups across the state! MICHIGAN LCV’S electoral strategy this year is all . . .
Enbridge Energy reached settlement of $172M for causing the worst inland oil spill in US HISTORY. The Kalamazoo River has been compromised by . . .