THERE IS NOTHING MORE VITAL AND NOTHING MORE VULNERABLE THAN OUR CLEAN DRINKING WATER.
Pollution in our water is measured in parts per billion, so there is truly no room for error in protecting the water we drink. In recent years, Michiganders have come to know better than most just how high the stakes can be when a community’s clean water is compromised.
Whether it’s the Flint water crisis, toxic algae plaguing our lakes, or oil spills clogging our rivers, there has been no shortage of threats facing our clean water.
But it does not have to be this way. While our elected leaders can’t always predict the next crisis facing our water, they can and should be taking steps to deal with problems in our water before they become full-blown crises. The trouble is that too often our elected leaders do not prioritize protecting our clean water.
That’s why the actions of Michigan LCV members (people like you!) are so important. You, the voter, have the power to help ensure that Michigan’s water supply is safe and secure.
If we work together, Michiganders can make big things happen for our clean water. In this section you can find about recent victories and setbacks in the fight for clean, safe drinking water, as well as new opportunities for you to take action:
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 . . .
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 . . .
Budget cuts approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee would slash essential programs that protect Michigan residents from tainted drinking water and . . .
State lawmakers on Tuesday proposed plans to dramatically weaken essential programs that protect Michigan residents from tainted drinking water, toxic groundwater contamination . . .
Bipartisan support for clean energy scored as ‘big win’ for Michiganders and environment February 22, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI — The Michigan . . .