Clean air is essential for the health and well-being of our families and the environment. Unfortunately, the air we breathe is often polluted due to the lack of accountability by bad actors and polluting industries. In addition, some leaders are not committed to developing cleaner energy sources that can improve air quality while being cost-effective.
Families living near industrial facilities are particularly vulnerable to chronic air pollution, which can lead to serious health problems such as asthma and cancer. However, pollution control technologies are available and have been successful in many communities. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are also viable solutions that can create jobs while reducing carbon pollution.
We have already made progress in Michigan towards cleaner air and energy, but there is more work to be done. As a member of Michigan LCV, you have the power to make a difference by holding polluters accountable and advocating for cleaner air. By staying informed about recent victories and setbacks, you can take action to fight for our clean air. Together, we can launch Michigan to the forefront of clean energy and make a positive impact on our environment.
Thank your lawmakers for passing historic clean energy legislation
The Clean Energy & Jobs Act is a big win for Michigan and represents the most substantive action to address the climate crisis in state history. Now, we need your help to show our appreciation for our elected leaders who passed these historic bills!
Our work centers around people like you getting involved and taking action. Your story is important. We want to know: What brings you to this work? By sharing your story, you can inspire others to get involved as we fight for a healthier future for all Michiganders
The investments spelled out in the Inflation Reduction Act will help jumpstart a necessary revolution in clean energy manufacturing and give us a window to fight back against future fossil fuel development. Overall, the package – as it currently stands – will cut U.S greenhouse gas emissions by 37 to 41 percent.
Every five years, Congress passes a new Farm Bill – a legislative package that directly impacts the agricultural industry and dictates how farms across the U.S. operate, how and what types of crops are grown, and more. It is crucial that Congress takes full advantage of the funding for conservation measures and climate-conscious agricultural programs to expand sustainable farming practices that will help us combat the climate crisis while putting healthy food on our tables.
All Michiganders deserve a just, liveable future, and we understand what’s at stake. We need to make sure our elected officials share our values. 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 justice and the people and places you love.
There are big threats facing our communities and our state, but members like you are already making a difference.
You can help put Michigan back on track toward being a leader in the nation on clean water and strong environmental protections by helping us tackle the pressing issues facing our state and our communities.