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

Capital Catch-Up: September 19, 2021

Legislature and Gov Reach Targets on State Budget, ARP to Come This Wednesday, Michigan’s top House and Senate appropriators reached a budget deal with . . .

Build Back Better for Us: John Kinch

As we work to tackle the climate crisis and eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels, there is no doubt that renewable energy . . .

No subsidy for rooftop solar means DTE, Consumers Energy should drop opposition to bill

Utilities stand in the way of removing Michigan’s arbitrary 1% cap on rooftop solar for homes, businesses LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s major utilities . . .

Michigan LCV urges passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan in tandem with federal infrastructure investments

Vote on once-in-a-generation climate and jobs legislation as early as Monday evening LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following . . .

Build Back Better for Us: Bob Sutherland’s Story

Bob Sutherland owns Cherry Republic, a food store born in northern Michigan that sells more than 200 products made from cherries with . . .

Three Things Thursday: August 13, 2021

Welcome to the August 12, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday!  This week’s edition focuses on Michigan LCV’s recent work when it . . .

Washington Weekly: August 11, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Infrastructure Bill: On Tuesday, after months of negotiations, the Senate passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill . . .

Michigan LCV: Time for Congress to finish the job amid ‘code red for humanity’ from climate change

LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan infrastructure legislation that passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday. . . .

Three Things Thursday: August 13, 2021

Welcome to the August 12, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday!  This week’s edition focuses on Michigan LCV’s recent work when it . . .

Washington Weekly: August 11, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Infrastructure Bill: On Tuesday, after months of negotiations, the Senate passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill . . .

Michigan LCV: Time for Congress to finish the job amid ‘code red for humanity’ from climate change

LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan infrastructure legislation that passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday. . . .

Capital Catch-Up, August 6, 2021

MI Dems Lobby “For the People” on Capitol Hill Over 150 lawmakers from 30 different states gathered on the steps of Capitol . . .

Three Things Thursday: August 5, 2021

Welcome to the August 5, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday! This week’s edition of Three Things Thursday is all about elections: . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 30, 2021

U.S. Senate Strikes Deal on Infrastructure; Fails To Meet Scale of Climate Crisis  On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted to move ahead . . .

Michigan LCV releases updated “Green Gavels” Supreme Court scoring tool

First-of-its-kind digital accountability tool tracks Michigan Supreme Court decisions on environmental issues in near real-time  ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 2, 2021

An important note for the following weeks: The Michigan State Legislature will be on summer break during July and August. While the . . .

Capital Catch-Up: September 19, 2021

Legislature and Gov Reach Targets on State Budget, ARP to Come This Wednesday, Michigan’s top House and Senate appropriators reached a budget deal with . . .

Unprecedented foot dragging by federal court over Line 5 puts our Great Lakes at risk

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement calling on U.S. District Court Judge Janet Neff to . . .

Build Back Better for Us: Austin Burt’s Story

For Austin Burt, the “Lake Life” has always been his way of life. Growing up in Traverse City, MI, Austin developed a . . .

Build Back Better for Us: Bob Sutherland’s Story

Bob Sutherland owns Cherry Republic, a food store born in northern Michigan that sells more than 200 products made from cherries with . . .

Three Things Thursday: August 13, 2021

Welcome to the August 12, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday!  This week’s edition focuses on Michigan LCV’s recent work when it . . .

Michigan LCV: Time for Congress to finish the job amid ‘code red for humanity’ from climate change

LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan infrastructure legislation that passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday. . . .

Washington Weekly: August 4, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. The Senate is busy at work this week voting on amendments to the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Normally . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 30, 2021

U.S. Senate Strikes Deal on Infrastructure; Fails To Meet Scale of Climate Crisis  On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted to move ahead . . .

Michigan LCV: Time for Congress to finish the job amid ‘code red for humanity’ from climate change

LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan infrastructure legislation that passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday. . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 23, 2021

Grand Haven Citizens Band Together to Oppose New Gas Plant on Harbor Island Just months ago, Grand Haven citizens gathered on the . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Gov. Whitmer’s announcement to build new state park in Flint

NEW STATE PARK WOULD BE FIRST IN GENESEE COUNTY, PROMOTES LAND CONSERVATION AND GREEN SPACES LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 2, 2021

An important note for the following weeks: The Michigan State Legislature will be on summer break during July and August. While the . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 25, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Senate Republicans Introduce $2.5 Billion Package to Protect MI Water In a very welcome announcement, Senate Republicans . . .

Senator Wayne Schmidt introduces Senate Resolution to protect 30 percent of Michigan land and water by 2030

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding Senate Resolution 72 introduced by Senator Wayne Schmidt . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 18, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Unnecessary Anti-Voter ID Laws Make It More Difficult to Vote A bill to tighten Michigan’s existing voter . . .

Lauren May: youth activist fiercely dedicated to protecting the environment

This edition of Michigan LCV Family Stories highlights Lauren May, a high school student and Our Water Activist/volunteer for Michigan LCV. Her . . .

Capital Catch-Up: September 19, 2021

Legislature and Gov Reach Targets on State Budget, ARP to Come This Wednesday, Michigan’s top House and Senate appropriators reached a budget deal with . . .

Build Back Better for Us: Bob Sutherland’s Story

Bob Sutherland owns Cherry Republic, a food store born in northern Michigan that sells more than 200 products made from cherries with . . .

Three Things Thursday: August 13, 2021

Welcome to the August 12, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday!  This week’s edition focuses on Michigan LCV’s recent work when it . . .

Washington Weekly: August 11, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Infrastructure Bill: On Tuesday, after months of negotiations, the Senate passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill . . .

Groups back $5B water infrastructure plan proposed by lawmakers

FUNDING WOULD ADDRESS CRITICAL DRINKING WATER IMPROVEMENTS, BUILD CLIMATE-RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS MICHIGAN LANSING – A bold proposal unveiled by Michigan lawmakers today will . . .

Michigan LCV: Time for Congress to finish the job amid ‘code red for humanity’ from climate change

LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan infrastructure legislation that passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday. . . .

Washington Weekly: August 4, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. The Senate is busy at work this week voting on amendments to the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Normally . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 30, 2021

U.S. Senate Strikes Deal on Infrastructure; Fails To Meet Scale of Climate Crisis  On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted to move ahead . . .

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!