MICHIGAN SITS AT THE HEART OF ALMOST 80 PERCENT OF OUR NATION’S FRESH WATER.
The Great Lakes have a profound impact on Michigan’s economy, health, and the very way of life for countless Michiganders. That’s why protecting our Great Lakes is vital to our state’s future.
Generations of Michigan kids have grown up playing on Great Lakes beaches, families across the state rely on our lakes to provide safe, clean water.
But today there is good reason to be concerned about the health of our lakes.
You might be an angler from Monroe who has watched as Lake Erie’s algae problem has grown and grown over the last decade—turning the shallowest Great Lake green with a thick algae sludge.
You might be a parent who looks forward to spending time with your kids and grand-kids playing on a Lake Michigan beach, only to be disappointed when E-coli or other contaminants make the water unsafe for swimming.
You might shudder at the thought of what would happen to Mackinac Island and the shores of Northern Michigan, if there were an oil spill under the Straits of Mackinac.
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, should be pushing forward with smart, pragmatic policies that can help protect and revive our lakes before lasting damage is done. It just takes political will to get the job done. That’s where Michigan LCV comes in and that’s where you come in.
Together we can leverage our influence in Lansing and across the state to protect our Great Lakes and all of us who rely on them. In this section you can find about recent victories and setbacks we’ve faced, as well as new opportunities to make a difference for the lakes we love:
Lansing, MI – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order of sweeping actions to . . .
Over the past month, we have seen the disastrous effects of climate change play out across the country. The devastating wildfires on . . .
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today blasted Enbridge for failing to provide financial assurances for the Line 5 pipeline, which in . . .
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today called for full transparency on Enbridge Energy’s financial responsibility over the dangerous 67-year-old Line 5 . . .
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Dana Nessel filing a temporary restraining . . .
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today condemned Enbridge Energy for once again putting Michigan’s Great Lakes at risk and . . .
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding catastrophic flooding happening in Midland County following the collapse of . . .
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled her executive budget for 2021. “If . . .
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today applauded a package of bills introduced Monday in the Michigan House that will hold . . .
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today criticized Enbridge Energy for once again placing the Great Lakes at risk by . . .