This Week’s Headlines Danger, Will Robinson: Last Thursday, an incident at Algoma Steel resulted in 5,300 gallons of oil spilling into the . . .
THERE IS NOTHING MORE VITAL AND NOTHING MORE VULNERABLE THAN OUR CLEAN DRINKING WATER.
Pollution in our water is measured in parts per billion, so there is truly no room for error in protecting the water we drink. In recent years, Michiganders have come to know better than most just how high the stakes can be when a community’s clean water is compromised.
Whether it’s the Flint water crisis, toxic algae plaguing our lakes, or oil spills clogging our rivers, there has been no shortage of threats facing our clean water.
But it does not have to be this way. While our elected leaders can’t always predict the next crisis facing our water, they can and should be taking steps to deal with problems in our water before they become full-blown crises. The trouble is that too often our elected leaders do not prioritize protecting our clean water.
That’s why the actions of Michigan LCV members (people like you!) are so important. You, the voter, have the power to help ensure that Michigan’s water supply is safe and secure.
If we work together, Michiganders can make big things happen for our clean water. In this section you can find about recent victories and setbacks in the fight for clean, safe drinking water, as well as new opportunities for you to take action:
This Week’s Headlines Coal Plant Crackdown: Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a lawsuit against the EES Coke Battery plant . . .
Senate Budget Denies Underfunded Michigan Communities Federal Dollars and Critical Programming Last week, the GOP-led Senate approved a revised version of their . . .
LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today released the following statement regarding the Michigan House and Senate’s passage of budget . . .
Climate-Fueled Extreme Heat Events To Test Energy Grid Capacity this Summer As record high temperatures scorch Michigan this week, many homeowners and . . .
Statewide Environmental Groups Feature First Ever Climate Pledge for 2022 Candidates In support of the ongoing efforts to decarbonize Michigan’s economy and . . .
Governor Whitmer Releases Final MI Healthy Climate Plan! After nearly two years of planning, stakeholder engagement, and public comments, Governor Whitmer and . . .
FINAL PLAN CALLS FOR NEEDED INVESTMENTS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY, JOB CREATION, AND PROTECT OUR FUTURE BY CLEANING UP OUR AIR AND DRINKING . . .
Special Edition: Michigan Communities Win Big with Fund MI Water! On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 565 – a historic, $4.7 . . .
Special News from the MLCV Team: This week, the Michigan Legislature passed a historic, $4.8 billion investment in Michigan’s core infrastructure, including . . .