How Green Is Your Governor?

“We have always defied the odds. And we are going to do it again, together. We are going to prove that our shared future is more powerful than the issues that divide us.” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Inaugural Address, January 1, 2019
Throughout her campaign, Governor Gretchen Whitmer ran on a pro-conservation platform. It is now Governor Whitmer’s time to turn her promises into actions, because bold action is what will make Michigan stronger.
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As Governor Whitmer works to address Michigan’s significant water problems and threats to our Great Lakes and public lands, we will continue to hold her and her administration accountable through this tool — “How Green is Your Governor?”

Michigan LCV’s “How Green is Your Governor” tool tracks and grades all of the actions of Governor Whitmer, her administration and the statewide departments she directs as decisions are made on issues that are vital to protecting our environment, re-energizing our economy, and moving Michigan forward. Monitoring the Governor is vital to assuring the administration is held accountable for protecting clean air and water, our public health, and our natural resources.


To view report cards prior to 2019, please reference our Gubernatorial Report Cards, which compile all actions we’ve tracked and scored and provide overall grades for the Governor every two years.

The Big Picture

Review the most recent actions we've tracked and scored below.

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  • Executive Order 2019-2 to protect #OurWater and combat climate change
    Thursday January 31st, 2019
    The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today applauded an announcement by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that enacts comprehensive changes to state agencies charged with protecting air, land, water, and the health of Michigan communities. Gov. Whitmer announced she will create a new state agency — the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy –that rightly brings together the old Department of Environmental Quality, the Agency for Energy, and a new Office of Climate and Energy.
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