House Bill 5095 would eliminate Michigan’s ballast water pollution standards, adopting weaker U.S. Coast Guard standards LANSING – Today, Michigan LCV responded . . .
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:
Vote expected Thursday in Michigan Senate on HB 5095 LANSING—On Wednesday, November 8, leading advocates for the Great Lakes and Michigan’s natural . . .
House Bill 5095 would eliminate Michigan’s ballast water pollution standards, adopting weaker U.S. Coast Guard standards LANSING – Today–Tuesday, October 31–Michigan LCV . . .
House Local Government Committee passed new rules that shifts costs from municipalities to unsuspecting homeowners Michigan LCV criticized legislation passed out of . . .
Withholding key information and misinforming state regulators fits pattern of behavior for Enbridge LANSING—The Michigan League of Conservation Voters offered the following . . .
Groups mark third anniversary of Toledo drinking water crisis by reporting on priority actions, setting bar for annual progress by jurisdictions On . . .
Amid public hearings around the state, Michigan LCV calls on state leaders and oil industry groups to get serious about threat posed . . .
Today, NOAA released their final forecast for the summer’s algal bloom in the western Lake Erie basin this year, which typically lasts . . .
Following the Attorney General’s statement, Governor must act swiftly to avert crisis in the Great Lakes LANSING—The Michigan League of Conservation Voters offered the . . .
Michigan LCV applauds state for holding line against conflicts of interest, urges state to shut down Line 5
Following revelations of conflicts of interest, State of Michigan fires firm working on risk analysis of pipeline The Michigan League of Conservation . . .