Learn about the issues facing our state and how Michiganders like you are making an impact.

The quality of our natural resources directly impacts the health and wellness of our families, our communities and our natural areas. And, unfortunately, those resources are facing some serious challenges here in Michigan.

From contaminated drinking water to out of control air pollution to attacks on our most cherished parks and natural areas, our state is no longer a leader in protecting our land, air and water. If we want our communities to be safe and clean, we cannot continue with business as usual.

Explore the most important issues facing our communities and natural resources below. You can click on each to expand background information and find the latest updates and opportunities for action: 

Clean Air

Good Government

Healthy Great Lakes

Parks & Public Land

Safe Drinking Water

Michigan LCV commends Consumers Energy for major clean energy commitment

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement praising Consumers Energy for its new commitment . . .

Governor’s budget puts pressure on Legislature to deliver bold vision for water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters today said Governor Snyder’s budget proposal . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Governor Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” recycling proposal

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” . . .

Michigan LCV: Anti-DEQ bills would let the fox guard the hen house

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today blasted Senate Bills 652 and 653, legislation that gives big polluters decision-making authority over the . . .

MI Senate panel approves bills to let polluting industries write environmental rules

Bill package approved by Senate Natural Resources Committee hands over authority for environmental rules and permitting to unelected industry representatives LANSING—The Michigan . . .

Michigan LCV honors leaders at Fifth Annual Innovation in Conservation Awards Gala in Detroit

People, Planet, and Profit: Celebrating Detroit’s Renaissance On Thursday, October 5, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters proudly celebrated the key roles . . .

Report: Michigan communities, water face twin assault from environmental budget cuts

LCV, MEC urge lawmakers to consider combined impact of state, federal proposals LANSING — Michigan lawmakers are rushing to pass budgets that . . .

Trump leaves climate accord, but MI utilities and communities push forward

US to leave Paris climate deal, but Michigan is moving rapidly toward clean, renewable energy The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Governor Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” recycling proposal

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” . . .

Michigan LCV: Anti-DEQ bills would let the fox guard the hen house

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today blasted Senate Bills 652 and 653, legislation that gives big polluters decision-making authority over the . . .

Michigan League of Conservation Voters responds to Gov. Snyder’s State of the State address

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement following Governor Rick Snyder’s final State of the . . .

Clean Water Advocates demand “Marshall Plan” for water

MLCV, NRDC, MEC call on Gov. Snyder to make water quality a top priority for his last year in office LANSING – . . .

Michigan LCV announces new staff members

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters announced today it has hired three new staff members to join its growing team of professionals fighting to . . .

MI Senate panel approves bills to let polluting industries write environmental rules

Bill package approved by Senate Natural Resources Committee hands over authority for environmental rules and permitting to unelected industry representatives LANSING—The Michigan . . .

Governor Snyder green-lights unlimited dark money in Michigan politics

Plan expands US Supreme Court “Citizens United” decision, giving corporations the right to spend unlimited sums in elections LANSING—The Michigan League of . . .

MI Senate greenlights more dark money in elections, Schwarz and MLCV respond

Plan to codify and expand Citizens United decision into Michigan law moves on to House LANSING—Former Congressman Joe Schwarz (R- Battle Creek) . . .

Michigan LCV: Trump budget an attack on the Great Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 Contact: Nick Dodge, Byrum & Fisk Communications, (517) 333-1606   LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan . . .

Governor’s budget puts pressure on Legislature to deliver bold vision for water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters today said Governor Snyder’s budget proposal . . .

Governor Snyder’s water proposal falls short

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters today downplayed Governor Rick Snyder’s proposal to address water infrastructure issues, calling . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Governor Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” recycling proposal

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” . . .

Michigan LCV: Anti-DEQ bills would let the fox guard the hen house

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today blasted Senate Bills 652 and 653, legislation that gives big polluters decision-making authority over the . . .

Michigan League of Conservation Voters responds to Gov. Snyder’s State of the State address

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement following Governor Rick Snyder’s final State of the . . .

Michigan LCV announces new staff members

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters announced today it has hired three new staff members to join its growing team of professionals fighting to . . .

MI Senate panel approves bills to let polluting industries write environmental rules

Bill package approved by Senate Natural Resources Committee hands over authority for environmental rules and permitting to unelected industry representatives LANSING—The Michigan . . .

Governor’s budget puts pressure on Legislature to deliver bold vision for water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters today said Governor Snyder’s budget proposal . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Governor Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” recycling proposal

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” . . .

Michigan LCV: Anti-DEQ bills would let the fox guard the hen house

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today blasted Senate Bills 652 and 653, legislation that gives big polluters decision-making authority over the . . .

Michigan LCV announces new staff members

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters announced today it has hired three new staff members to join its growing team of professionals fighting to . . .

MI Senate panel approves bills to let polluting industries write environmental rules

Bill package approved by Senate Natural Resources Committee hands over authority for environmental rules and permitting to unelected industry representatives LANSING—The Michigan . . .

Michigan agencies will be left unable to fully protect its unique natural resources under MI House plan

Bill would restrict Michigan to federal minimum environmental protections and mandate that state agencies ditch proactive problem solving LANSING – Today, the . . .

Just Released: Governor Snyder’s Report Card

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 . . .

As Michigan prepares for Earth Day, Senate panel votes to slash bedrock environmental safeguards

Budget cuts approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee would slash essential programs that protect Michigan residents from tainted drinking water and . . .

Schuette should take children’s side in Flint Water Lawsuit

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today called on Attorney General Bill Schuette to stand up for Flint children and their parents . . .

Michigan LCV: Trump budget an attack on the Great Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 Contact: Nick Dodge, Byrum & Fisk Communications, (517) 333-1606   LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan . . .

Governor’s budget puts pressure on Legislature to deliver bold vision for water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters today said Governor Snyder’s budget proposal . . .

Governor Snyder’s water proposal falls short

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters today downplayed Governor Rick Snyder’s proposal to address water infrastructure issues, calling . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Governor Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” recycling proposal

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” . . .

Michigan LCV: Anti-DEQ bills would let the fox guard the hen house

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today blasted Senate Bills 652 and 653, legislation that gives big polluters decision-making authority over the . . .

Michigan League of Conservation Voters responds to Gov. Snyder’s State of the State address

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement following Governor Rick Snyder’s final State of the . . .

Clean Water Advocates demand “Marshall Plan” for water

MLCV, NRDC, MEC call on Gov. Snyder to make water quality a top priority for his last year in office LANSING – . . .

Michiganders understand what’s at stake, but we need to make sure our elected officials share our convictions. Achieving that is going to take education, advocacy, and political action. And all three of those strategies rely on you—your commitment and your willingness to fight for the people and places you love.

By getting involved, you can help put Michigan back on track toward conserving our greatest resources and tackling the pressing issues facing our state and our communities. This page is where you can learn more about the issues we are focusing on right now and how people like you are already making an impact for the good of our state.


There are big threats facing our communities and our state, but members like you are already making a difference

 

Because people like you are stepping up and taking action, Michigan LCV has been able to win when it counts. With your help, we are prepared to win the next one. Thank you!