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

Reversing Legacies of Pollution

Imagine it’s a holiday and you’re standing on the doorstep at the home of a loved one, anticipating a warm hug and . . .

Three Things Thursday: November 10, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the November 10, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday!  In my sleep-deprived state, I write to . . .

Three Things Thursday: October 27, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the October 27, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday! This week we take a look at . . .

Capital Catch-Up: October 10, 2022

MPSC Orders Third-Party Audit of DTE, Consumers Energy Service The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) announced a third-party audit of Consumers Energy . . .

Manchin’s Big Oil permitting deal put on hold, but what comes next?

Thanks to people making their voices heard to members of Congress, Sen. Joe Manchin’s Big Oil permitting side deal was removed from . . .

$3.5 million ‘Our Water, Our Vote’ campaign makes toxic contamination, climate action, public health key issues in races up-and-down the ballot

Campaign centered on re-electing Governor Whitmer, Attorney General Nessel, Secretary of State Benson; clean water champions down ballot LANSING – The Michigan . . .

Manchin’s Big Oil permitting deal put on hold, but what comes next?

Thanks to people making their voices heard to members of Congress, Sen. Joe Manchin’s Big Oil permitting side deal was removed from . . .

Capital Catch-Up: September 26, 2022

Join Michigan LCV This Thursday for our 2022 Annual Gala! The Michigan LCV family will gather at the Gem Theatre in Detroit . . .

Reversing Legacies of Pollution

Imagine it’s a holiday and you’re standing on the doorstep at the home of a loved one, anticipating a warm hug and . . .

Three Things Thursday: November 17, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the November 16, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday! It’s amazing how much can change in . . .

Three Things Thursday: November 10, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the November 10, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday!  In my sleep-deprived state, I write to . . .

Voters re-elect champions for our water, climate, Democracy

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after election results were announced for Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General . . .

Three Things Thursday: November 3, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the November 3, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday! With Election Day less than a week . . .

2022 Election Preview: Michigan House Races Part 2

This week, we will be diving into the remaining federal candidates vying to represent the Mitten in the U.S House. Below are . . .

West Michigan voters hear about Matt DePerno’s criminal investigations in latest ad of ’22 cycle

Republican Attorney General candidate is ‘Running from the Law’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov.1, 2022 Contact: Nick Dodge, (616) 796-4912, [email protected] GRAND RAPIDS, . . .

Three Things Thursday: October 27, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the October 27, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday! This week we take a look at . . .

Three Things Thursday: November 10, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the November 10, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday!  In my sleep-deprived state, I write to . . .

Voters re-elect champions for our water, climate, Democracy

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after election results were announced for Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General . . .

Capital Catch-Up: October 24, 2022

MLCV In Action: Healing Our Waters This week, Michigan LCV state government affairs director Nick Occhipinti and several members of the Michigan . . .

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

While most people remember the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, OH catching fire in 1969, we often forget that a river in Detroit . . .

Michigan LCV endorses Hon. Richard Bernstein and State Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden for Michigan Supreme Court

Lansing, MI — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced their endorsement of Hon. Richard Bernstein and State Rep. . . .

Michigan LCV endorses democracy, environment, and consumer champion Dana Nessel for attorney general

Lansing, MI — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced their endorsement of Dana Nessel for Michigan attorney general. . . .

Three Things Thursday: September 8, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the September 8, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday! This week’s installment includes a look at . . .

Washington Weekly: August 24, 2022

This Week’s Headlines Historic Drought: Unprecedented drought – yet another sign of our changing climate – is drying up European rivers, blocking . . .

Three Things Thursday: November 10, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the November 10, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday!  In my sleep-deprived state, I write to . . .

Capital Catch-Up: October 10, 2022

MPSC Orders Third-Party Audit of DTE, Consumers Energy Service The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) announced a third-party audit of Consumers Energy . . .

Capital Catch-Up: October 3, 2022

Anglers of the Au Sable President Critiques the Camp Grayling Expansion In August, we discussed the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) proposal . . .

Michigan LCV endorses Hon. Richard Bernstein and State Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden for Michigan Supreme Court

Lansing, MI — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced their endorsement of Hon. Richard Bernstein and State Rep. . . .

Michigan LCV endorses democracy, environment, and consumer champion Dana Nessel for attorney general

Lansing, MI — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced their endorsement of Dana Nessel for Michigan attorney general. . . .

Capital Catch-Up: August 22, 2022

DNR’s proposed expansion of Camp Grayling faces opposition from Northern Lower MI local Governments On June 8, Bear Lake Trustee Jim Knight . . .

Inflation Reduction Act jumpstarts our transition to a clean energy future

Washington, D.C. — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today released the following statement after U.S. House passage of the . . .

Michigan LCV endorses climate and clean water champion Gretchen Whitmer for governor

Lansing, MI — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced their endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer for governor.  “In today’s . . .

Three Things Thursday: November 17, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the November 16, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday! It’s amazing how much can change in . . .

Three Things Thursday: November 10, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the November 10, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday!  In my sleep-deprived state, I write to . . .

Capital Catch-Up: October 24, 2022

MLCV In Action: Healing Our Waters This week, Michigan LCV state government affairs director Nick Occhipinti and several members of the Michigan . . .

Three Things Thursday: October 20, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the October 20, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday! Given the way I feel, I can . . .

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

While most people remember the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, OH catching fire in 1969, we often forget that a river in Detroit . . .

Three Things Thursday: October 6, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the October 6, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday! This week our focus is the success . . .

$3.5 million ‘Our Water, Our Vote’ campaign makes toxic contamination, climate action, public health key issues in races up-and-down the ballot

Campaign centered on re-electing Governor Whitmer, Attorney General Nessel, Secretary of State Benson; clean water champions down ballot LANSING – The Michigan . . .

Capital Catch-Up: October 3, 2022

Anglers of the Au Sable President Critiques the Camp Grayling Expansion In August, we discussed the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) proposal . . .

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!