Learn about the issues facing our state and how Michiganders like you are making an impact.

The quality of our natural resources directly impacts the health and wellness of our families, our communities and our natural areas. And, unfortunately, those resources are facing some serious challenges here in Michigan.

From contaminated drinking water and out of control air pollution to  attacks on our most cherished parks and natural areas, our state is no longer a leader in protecting our land, air and water. If we want our communities to be safe and clean, we cannot continue with business as usual.

Explore the most important issues facing our communities and natural resources below. You can click on each to expand background information and find the latest updates and opportunities for action: 

Clean Air

Good Government

Healthy Great Lakes

Parks & Public Land

Safe Drinking Water

DTE, Consumers Energy tepid support for rooftop solar a blatant smokescreen

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in response to false statements made by DTE Energy . . .

Capital Catch-Up, April 30

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week House Lawmakers pass $20 Million [Annual] State Dollar Giveaway to Beer and Wine Interests; Vote to pull . . .

Community solar bills a win for consumers, communities

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters released the following statement in support of new bipartisan community solar legislation (HB 4715-4716) introduced today in . . .

Capital Catch-Up, April 23

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Recycling Laws Pass House, Will Help MI Recycle 45% of Waste by 2032 HB 4454-4461, a package . . .

Whitmer leading by example by moving all state facilities to clean energy by 2025

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters released the following statement today after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced all state . . .

It’s time to remove limits on rooftop solar in Michigan

Here, in Michigan – a state not known for its sunshine – rooftop solar has shown true promise. Thousands of Michiganders are . . .

After paying zero federal taxes in 2020, Michigan utilities fight affordable rooftop solar

Michigan utilities are opposing House Bill 4236, legislation that would remove arbitrary limits on rooftop solar for Michigan residents ANN ARBOR, Mich. . . .

Capital Catch-Up, April 16

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Michigan Clean Water Plan Legislation Scheduled for Hearing SB 319 (Sen. Rick Outman) and SB 320 (Sen. . . .

Senate Bill 287 creates unnecessary barriers for absentee voting

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 287, which is expected to be taken up . . .

Three Things Thursday: April 1

Dear Friends, Welcome to the April 1, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday! Spring in Michigan is always an adventure: one day . . .

Build Back Better plan will rebuild our infrastructure, create jobs, tackle climate change

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters released the following statement applauding President Joe Biden’s plan to Build Back . . .

Capital Catch-Up, March 26

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Senate Republicans Release 39 Election bills – some making voting more difficult Overhaul, House Works on Moderate . . .

Oakland County Board of Commissioners takes action to tackle climate change, promote sustainability

Pontiac, Mich. – A coalition of environmental, conservation and community groups known collectively as the Oakland County Climate Campaign (also known by . . .

Michigan Lawmakers Must Protect, Not Restrict, Freedom to Vote 

DETROIT — Today All Voting is Local Michigan, ACLU of Michigan, Common Cause MI, Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Pontiac . . .

Capital Catch-Up, March 18

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week House Recycling Package Represents Turn Away From Landfills; Has Strong Bi-Partisan Support House Natural Resources Committee Chairman . . .

Environmental, grassroots groups praise Oakland County Executive Coulter’s Climate Announcement

March 25 County Commission meeting will set critical first step for ensuring safer, more equitable, healthier, and more prosperous communities in the . . .

Community solar bills a win for consumers, communities

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters released the following statement in support of new bipartisan community solar legislation (HB 4715-4716) introduced today in . . .

Build Back Better plan will rebuild our infrastructure, create jobs, tackle climate change

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters released the following statement applauding President Joe Biden’s plan to Build Back . . .

Capital Catch-Up, March 18

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week House Recycling Package Represents Turn Away From Landfills; Has Strong Bi-Partisan Support House Natural Resources Committee Chairman . . .

Three Things Thursday, March 18

Welcome to the March 18, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition takes a look at Michigan LCV’s strategic planning . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Line 5 hearing with Canadian officials

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after the Senate Committee on Natural Resources heard testimony from Canadian . . .

‘More Broken Bottle Bills’ could strip millions from contaminated site cleanup

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after House Bills 4443-4444, which they are calling “More . . .

Capital Catch-Up, March 12

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week More Bad Bottle Bills Heard in House Regulatory Reform Committee Michigan’s bottle deposit law has been a . . .

Michigan LCV: MI Propane Security Plan a strong solution for U.P. energy needs

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in support of the MI Propane Security Plan announced today that ensures U.P. . . .

Build Back Better plan will rebuild our infrastructure, create jobs, tackle climate change

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters released the following statement applauding President Joe Biden’s plan to Build Back . . .

Capital Catch-Up, March 18

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week House Recycling Package Represents Turn Away From Landfills; Has Strong Bi-Partisan Support House Natural Resources Committee Chairman . . .

Environmental, grassroots groups praise Oakland County Executive Coulter’s Climate Announcement

March 25 County Commission meeting will set critical first step for ensuring safer, more equitable, healthier, and more prosperous communities in the . . .

Three Things Thursday, March 18

Welcome to the March 18, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition takes a look at Michigan LCV’s strategic planning . . .

Capital Catch-Up, March 12

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week More Bad Bottle Bills Heard in House Regulatory Reform Committee Michigan’s bottle deposit law has been a . . .

Three Things Thursday, March 11

Welcome to the March 11, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition includes a look at the latest attempt by . . .

Three Things Thursday, March 4

Dear Friends, Welcome to the March 4, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition of Three Things celebrates Women’s History . . .

Capital Catch-Up, Feb. 5

Activity in Lansing is starting to ramp up as the session gets into full swing. This week saw major action on the . . .

Community solar bills a win for consumers, communities

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters released the following statement in support of new bipartisan community solar legislation (HB 4715-4716) introduced today in . . .

Capital Catch-Up, April 23

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Recycling Laws Pass House, Will Help MI Recycle 45% of Waste by 2032 HB 4454-4461, a package . . .

Capital Catch-Up, April 16

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Michigan Clean Water Plan Legislation Scheduled for Hearing SB 319 (Sen. Rick Outman) and SB 320 (Sen. . . .

Three Things Thursday: April 1

Dear Friends, Welcome to the April 1, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday! Spring in Michigan is always an adventure: one day . . .

Gov. Whitmer holds U.S. Air Force accountable for cleaning up toxic PFAS contamination

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters and National Wildlife Federation today applaud the decision by Gov. Whitmer to hold the . . .

Build Back Better plan will rebuild our infrastructure, create jobs, tackle climate change

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters released the following statement applauding President Joe Biden’s plan to Build Back . . .

Capital Catch-Up, March 26

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Senate Republicans Release 39 Election bills – some making voting more difficult Overhaul, House Works on Moderate . . .

Three Things Thursday, March 25

Dear Friends, Welcome to the March 25, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday! With temperatures in the 60’s, flowers blooming, and the . . .

Michiganders understand what’s at stake, but we need to make sure our elected officials share our convictions. 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 the people and places you love.

By getting involved, you can help put Michigan back on track toward conserving our greatest resources and tackling the pressing issues facing our state and our communities. This page is where you can learn more about the issues we are focusing on right now and how people like you are already making an impact for the good of our state.


There are big threats facing our communities and our state, but members like you are already making a difference

 

Because people like you are stepping up and taking action, Michigan LCV has been able to win when it counts. With your help, we are prepared to win the next one. Thank you!