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 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) . . .

Trump budget is double whammy for states like Michigan

Cuts to EPA cripple Michigan’s ability to provide fundamental environmental safeguards in communities across the state LANSING—The Michigan League of Conservation Voters . . .

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 . . .

Stabenow joins Michigan clean energy advocates at Kalamazoo Climate March

Clean energy advocates joined conservation and elected leaders to march for clean air, Great Lakes protections KALAMAZOO – On Saturday, April 29 . . .

Thousands march in Traverse City demanding action on clean energy in Michigan and beyond

Clean energy advocates joined conservation and elected leaders to march for clean air, Great Lakes protections TRAVERSE CITY – Saturday, April 29 . . .

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 Senate approves plan to weaken invasive species protections, bill now moves to Governor

House Bill 5095 would eliminate Michigan’s ballast water pollution standards, adopting weaker U.S. Coast Guard standards LANSING – Today, Michigan LCV responded . . .

Great Lakes advocates slam Michigan plan to weaken ballast water standards

Vote expected Thursday in Michigan Senate on HB 5095 LANSING—On Wednesday, November 8, leading advocates for the Great Lakes and Michigan’s natural . . .

MI committee votes to nix state’s best tool against aquatic invasive species

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 . . .

Plan puts homeowners on hook for sewer back-ups during common rainfall events

House Local Government Committee passed new rules that shifts costs from municipalities to unsuspecting homeowners Michigan LCV criticized legislation passed out of . . .

State right to call for immediate repair of Line 5 coating, more information and action needed

Withholding key information and misinforming state regulators fits pattern of behavior for Enbridge LANSING—The Michigan League of Conservation Voters offered the following . . .

Lake Erie Clean Up Progress Lags as Region Prepares for Major Summer Algal Bloom

Groups mark third anniversary of Toledo drinking water crisis by reporting on priority actions, setting bar for annual progress by jurisdictions On . . .

Great Lakes too important for cavalier attitudes about Line 5

Amid public hearings around the state, Michigan LCV calls on state leaders and oil industry groups to get serious about threat posed . . .

Conservation Community Responds to NOAA’s Lake Erie Algae Bloom Forecast

Today, NOAA released their final forecast for the summer’s algal bloom in the western Lake Erie basin this year, which typically lasts . . .

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 . . .

2015-2016 Legislative Scorecard Released

Bipartisan support for clean energy scored as ‘big win’ for Michiganders and environment February 22, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI — The Michigan . . .

Tell your legislators that you know the score!

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.

AUDIO: Preparing For The Unknown In A New Administration

President Trump has put forth his nominees to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. Lawmakers, pundits and advocates . . .

FROM THE ROOFTOPS – George Heartwell

I happen to believe that history will judge kindly those who continued to shout, from the rooftops, through their own weariness and . . .

Lame Duck Watch:

So many bad ideas, so little time In the last few weeks of the year following an election — during what is . . .

Michigan Senate approves plan to weaken invasive species protections, bill now moves to Governor

House Bill 5095 would eliminate Michigan’s ballast water pollution standards, adopting weaker U.S. Coast Guard standards LANSING – Today, Michigan LCV responded . . .

Great Lakes advocates slam Michigan plan to weaken ballast water standards

Vote expected Thursday in Michigan Senate on HB 5095 LANSING—On Wednesday, November 8, leading advocates for the Great Lakes and Michigan’s natural . . .

MI committee votes to nix state’s best tool against aquatic invasive species

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 . . .

Plan puts homeowners on hook for sewer back-ups during common rainfall events

House Local Government Committee passed new rules that shifts costs from municipalities to unsuspecting homeowners Michigan LCV criticized legislation passed out of . . .

State right to call for immediate repair of Line 5 coating, more information and action needed

Withholding key information and misinforming state regulators fits pattern of behavior for Enbridge LANSING—The Michigan League of Conservation Voters offered the following . . .

Lake Erie Clean Up Progress Lags as Region Prepares for Major Summer Algal Bloom

Groups mark third anniversary of Toledo drinking water crisis by reporting on priority actions, setting bar for annual progress by jurisdictions On . . .

Conservation Community Responds to NOAA’s Lake Erie Algae Bloom Forecast

Today, NOAA released their final forecast for the summer’s algal bloom in the western Lake Erie basin this year, which typically lasts . . .

Michigan LCV to Snyder: Shut down Line 5 now

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 . . .

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!