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

Statement on Trump’s weakening of National Environmental Policy Act

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced an order to weaken . . .

EPA’s weakening of mercury emission standards threaten public health, Great Lakes

LANSING – Sporting, health and conservation groups today voiced their strong concerns regarding the weakening of the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards . . .

Trump administration dismantles environmental protections, federal fuel economy standards amidst COVID-19 crisis

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after President Trump’s administration made two announcements within days . . .

“Broken Bottle Bill” a net loss for environment

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after House Bill 5423, which they are calling the . . .

Michigan LCV applauds Consumers Energy for setting net zero carbon emissions goal

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in support of Consumer Energy’s goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions . . .

Michigan LCV supports polluter pay legislation to protect Michigan’s air, land and water

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today applauded a package of bills introduced Monday in the Michigan House that will hold . . .

Michigan LCV urges rejection of DTE’s long-range energy plan following judge’s reading of case

  LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement regarding Administrative Law Judge Sally Wallace’s reading of . . .

Michigan LCV applauds solar tax laws signed by Gov. Whitmer

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters applauded legislation signed into law today by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer removing barriers for Michiganders . . .

Three Things Thursday, August 6

August 4th Primary Election, Bold Action on PFAS, and Protections for our Public Lands   Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to . . .

Legislature must move now to ensure voters have full access to election

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today called on the Michigan Legislature to act now to ensure voters have safe and . . .

Michigan LCV announces endorsements for Michigan Supreme Court

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced Michigan Supreme Court endorsements for incumbent Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and . . .

Michigan League of Conservation Voters announce first round of endorsements for 2020 elections

Lansing, MI – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced the first round of endorsements for 36 candidates running . . .

Michigan LCV applauds reinstatement of bottle and can returns

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today hailed an announcement by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in which she issued guidance for restarting bottle . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Midland flooding

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding catastrophic flooding happening in Midland County following the collapse of . . .

League of Conservation Voters National Scorecard details Michigan congressional voting records

Scorecard highlights lawmakers’ records on clean air, climate change, drinking water protections LANSING – The League of Conservation Voters today released an . . .

Coalition of school officials, concerned parents, health professionals, environmental groups calls for action to ensure safe drinking water for kids

Bipartisan “Filter First” bills are cost-effective solution to protect drinking water for kids Today the Michigan House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation . . .

Enbridge’s refusal to provide financial assurance of Line 5 Pipeline should be final straw for shutdown

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today blasted Enbridge for failing to provide financial assurances for the Line 5 pipeline, which in . . .

Enbridge must be held financially responsible for dangerous Line 5 pipeline

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 . . .

Enbridge has disrespected Michigan for too long; legal action needed to hold company accountable

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Dana Nessel filing a temporary restraining . . .

Recent damage to Line 5 highlights dire need for accountability of Enbridge Energy

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today condemned Enbridge Energy for once again putting Michigan’s Great Lakes at risk and . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Midland flooding

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding catastrophic flooding happening in Midland County following the collapse of . . .

Gov. Whitmer prioritizes drinking water protection, climate action in 2021 budget

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled her executive budget for 2021. “If . . .

Michigan LCV supports polluter pay legislation to protect Michigan’s air, land and water

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today applauded a package of bills introduced Monday in the Michigan House that will hold . . .

Michigan LCV calls on state to hold Enbridge accountable for Line 5 violations

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today criticized Enbridge Energy for once again placing the Great Lakes at risk by . . .

Three Things Thursday, August 6

August 4th Primary Election, Bold Action on PFAS, and Protections for our Public Lands   Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to . . .

Michigan LCV hails final passage of Great American Outdoors Act

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today hailed the final passage of the Great American Outdoors Act in the U.S. . . .

“Broken Bottle Bill” a net loss for environment

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after House Bill 5423, which they are calling the . . .

Michigan LCV Announces Delegation Scores from LCV’s 2018 National Environmental Scorecard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV Announces Delegation Scores from LCV’s 2018 . . .

Conservation, environmental leaders lay out policy priorities for Whitmer administration

Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Nicole Pomish, Communications Specialist, (248) 762-1570  Conservation, environmental leaders lay out policy priorities for Whitmer . . .

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 . . .

Michigan LCV releases 2017-18 Environmental Scorecard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507, [email protected] Michigan LCV releases 2017-18 Environmental Scorecard Scorecard details bad . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Gov. signing Natural Resources Trust Fund legislation into law

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 551 into law. The . . .

“Broken Bottle Bill” would strip millions of dollars from contaminated site cleanup

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after beverage industry businesses renewed their call to make . . .

Three Things Thursday, August 6

August 4th Primary Election, Bold Action on PFAS, and Protections for our Public Lands   Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to . . .

Michigan’s first drinking water standard for PFAS clears final hurdle

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for PFAS, which cleared the final . . .

Oscoda Water Advocates, Congressman Dan Kildee Demand Action on PFAS Cleanup in Oscoda After 10 Years of Foot Dragging

OSCODA, Mich. – Impacted Oscoda residents were joined by Congressman Dan Kildee at a virtual press conference today to urge the U.S. . . .

Michigan LCV applauds reinstatement of bottle and can returns

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today hailed an announcement by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in which she issued guidance for restarting bottle . . .

Trump administration dismantles environmental protections, federal fuel economy standards amidst COVID-19 crisis

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after President Trump’s administration made two announcements within days . . .

Coalition of school officials, concerned parents, health professionals, environmental groups calls for action to ensure safe drinking water for kids

Bipartisan “Filter First” bills are cost-effective solution to protect drinking water for kids Today the Michigan House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation . . .

House Bill 5423 would strip $21 million away from contaminated site cleanup

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today blasted House Bill 5423, legislation that would alter Michigan’s bottle deposit laws and . . .

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!