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:
Following revelations of conflicts of interest, State of Michigan fires firm working on risk analysis of pipeline The Michigan League of Conservation . . .
ANN ARBOR, MICH. (June 14, 2017) – The state of Michigan yesterday released an action plan to help stop harmful algal blooms . . .
LCV, MEC urge lawmakers to consider combined impact of state, federal proposals LANSING — Michigan lawmakers are rushing to pass budgets that . . .
Cuts to EPA cripple Michigan’s ability to provide fundamental environmental safeguards in communities across the state LANSING—The Michigan League of Conservation Voters . . .
Pipeline safety bill a response to growing concern about safety of pipelines in Great Lakes LANSING—The Michigan League of Conservation Voters praised . . .
Bill would restrict Michigan to federal minimum environmental protections and mandate that state agencies ditch proactive problem solving LANSING – Today, the . . .
Bi-annual report offers grades for administration’s record on key issues impacting Michigan’s land, water and air The Michigan League of Conservation Voters . . .
Third-annual Breakfast of Conservation Champions celebrates outstanding business and community leaders who have shown how sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our . . .
Clean energy advocates joined conservation and elected leaders to march for clean air, Great Lakes protections KALAMAZOO – On Saturday, April 29 . . .
Clean energy advocates joined conservation and elected leaders to march for clean air, Great Lakes protections TRAVERSE CITY – Saturday, April 29 . . .