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:

 

Blog Archives

Michigan LCV applauds Governor-elect Whitmer’s DEQ and DNR appointments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 27, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV applauds Governor-elect Whitmer’s DEQ and DNR appointments . . .

Gov. Snyder’s Line 5 tunnel continues threat of disastrous oil spill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV: Gov. Snyder’s Line 5 tunnel continues threat . . .

Line 5 Tunnel Deal Leaves Oil Flowing, Fails To Protect Our Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507   Line 5 Tunnel Deal Leaves Oil Flowing, Fails . . .

Michigan LCV calls on lawmakers to halt legislative attack on our water

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507   Michigan LCV calls on lawmakers to halt legislative . . .

Michigan LCV renews opposition to ‘no stricter than federal’ bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV renews opposition to ‘no stricter than . . .

Michigan LCV opposes new Line 5 tunnel plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV opposes new Line 5 tunnel plan . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Line 5 tunnel legislation

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement after the Senate Government Operations Committee approved Senate Bill . . .

Michigan LCV to Legislature: Reject public funds for Line 5 tunnel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV to Legislature: Reject public funds for . . .

Michigan LCV to Legislature: Don’t ram through risky Line 5 tunnel proposal in Lame Duck

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV to Legislature: Don’t ram through risky . . .

Michigan LCV renews call against Line 5 tunnel during Mackinac Bridge Authority meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV renews call against Line 5 tunnel . . .