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: May 23, 2022

Senate Budget Denies Underfunded Michigan Communities Federal Dollars and Critical Programming Last week, the GOP-led Senate approved a revised version of their . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 13, 2022

Climate-Fueled Extreme Heat Events To Test Energy Grid Capacity this Summer As record high temperatures scorch Michigan this week, many homeowners and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 9, 2022

DTE’s War Against Rooftop Solar Renewed At PSC; Lawmakers Respond In DTE’s most recent rate case, the company proposed halving the amount . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 2, 2022

Statewide Environmental Groups Feature First Ever Climate Pledge for 2022 Candidates   In support of the ongoing efforts to decarbonize Michigan’s economy and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: April 25, 2022

Governor Whitmer Releases Final MI Healthy Climate Plan! After nearly two years of planning, stakeholder engagement, and public comments, Governor Whitmer and . . .

Gov. Whitmer’s MI Healthy Climate Plan is state roadmap to tackling climate change

FINAL PLAN CALLS FOR NEEDED INVESTMENTS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY, JOB CREATION, AND PROTECT OUR FUTURE BY CLEANING UP OUR AIR AND DRINKING . . .

Capital Catch-Up: April 18, 2022

Reps. Rabhi and Aiyash Introduce Utility Accountability Bill Package On Wednesday, at an event co-hosted by Michigan LCV and We the People . . .

Lawmakers unveil legislation to provide relief to customers during power outages, hold utility companies accountable

Bills would require automatic credits for power outages, increase transparency on utility bills, hold utility companies accountable for better reliability LANSING – . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 23, 2022

Senate Budget Denies Underfunded Michigan Communities Federal Dollars and Critical Programming Last week, the GOP-led Senate approved a revised version of their . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 2, 2022

Statewide Environmental Groups Feature First Ever Climate Pledge for 2022 Candidates   In support of the ongoing efforts to decarbonize Michigan’s economy and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: April 18, 2022

Reps. Rabhi and Aiyash Introduce Utility Accountability Bill Package On Wednesday, at an event co-hosted by Michigan LCV and We the People . . .

Capital Catch-Up: April 11, 2022

Special Edition: Michigan LCV Announces Round 1 Endorsements! With all of our state offices up for re-election (Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney . . .

Three Things Thursday: March 3, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the March 3, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday! The Ukrainian crisis; Congressional leadership (or the . . .

Washington Weekly: March 2, 2022

This Week’s Headlines “Bleakest Warning Yet.” On Monday, the United Nations released its second report in a series of reports designed to . . .

League of Conservation Voters Releases National Scorecard for Michigan Delegation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Today, Michigan LCV released the Michigan delegation’s scores on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2021 National Environmental Scorecard highlighting how some members chose to champion the . . .

Capital Catch-Up: February 14, 2022

Last Week in Lansing Gov. Whitmer Unveils 2023 Budget Recommendations to Protect Clean Air and Water, Position Michigan to be Leader on . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 13, 2022

Climate-Fueled Extreme Heat Events To Test Energy Grid Capacity this Summer As record high temperatures scorch Michigan this week, many homeowners and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 2, 2022

Statewide Environmental Groups Feature First Ever Climate Pledge for 2022 Candidates   In support of the ongoing efforts to decarbonize Michigan’s economy and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: April 25, 2022

Governor Whitmer Releases Final MI Healthy Climate Plan! After nearly two years of planning, stakeholder engagement, and public comments, Governor Whitmer and . . .

Gov. Whitmer’s MI Healthy Climate Plan is state roadmap to tackling climate change

FINAL PLAN CALLS FOR NEEDED INVESTMENTS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY, JOB CREATION, AND PROTECT OUR FUTURE BY CLEANING UP OUR AIR AND DRINKING . . .

Capital Catch-Up: April 4, 2022

Special Edition: Michigan Communities Win Big with Fund MI Water! On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 565 – a historic, $4.7 . . .

Capital Catch-Up: March 28, 2022

Special News from the MLCV Team: This week, the Michigan Legislature passed a historic, $4.8 billion investment in Michigan’s core infrastructure, including . . .

Bipartisan budget deal a massive win for our water, health, infrastructure

LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today released a statement following the Michigan House’s passage of Senate Bill 565, a major supplemental . . .

Capital Catch-Up: March 14, 2022

MI House Votes to Suspend State Gas Tax; MLCV Opposes In a flurry of legislative activity and with little to no vetting . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 23, 2022

Senate Budget Denies Underfunded Michigan Communities Federal Dollars and Critical Programming Last week, the GOP-led Senate approved a revised version of their . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 13, 2022

Climate-Fueled Extreme Heat Events To Test Energy Grid Capacity this Summer As record high temperatures scorch Michigan this week, many homeowners and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 2, 2022

Statewide Environmental Groups Feature First Ever Climate Pledge for 2022 Candidates   In support of the ongoing efforts to decarbonize Michigan’s economy and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: April 25, 2022

Governor Whitmer Releases Final MI Healthy Climate Plan! After nearly two years of planning, stakeholder engagement, and public comments, Governor Whitmer and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: March 28, 2022

Special News from the MLCV Team: This week, the Michigan Legislature passed a historic, $4.8 billion investment in Michigan’s core infrastructure, including . . .

Bipartisan budget deal a massive win for our water, health, infrastructure

LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today released a statement following the Michigan House’s passage of Senate Bill 565, a major supplemental . . .

Capital Catch-Up: March 14, 2022

MI House Votes to Suspend State Gas Tax; MLCV Opposes In a flurry of legislative activity and with little to no vetting . . .

Capital Catch-Up: March 7, 2022

Michigan’s Window to Invest in Transformational Change is Closing With Michigan’s economy cooking, state tax receipts have skyrocketed. Add to that the . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 23, 2022

Senate Budget Denies Underfunded Michigan Communities Federal Dollars and Critical Programming Last week, the GOP-led Senate approved a revised version of their . . .

Legislature’s budget deal leaves money on the table

LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today released the following statement regarding the Michigan House and Senate’s passage of budget . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 13, 2022

Climate-Fueled Extreme Heat Events To Test Energy Grid Capacity this Summer As record high temperatures scorch Michigan this week, many homeowners and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: May 2, 2022

Statewide Environmental Groups Feature First Ever Climate Pledge for 2022 Candidates   In support of the ongoing efforts to decarbonize Michigan’s economy and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: April 25, 2022

Governor Whitmer Releases Final MI Healthy Climate Plan! After nearly two years of planning, stakeholder engagement, and public comments, Governor Whitmer and . . .

Gov. Whitmer’s MI Healthy Climate Plan is state roadmap to tackling climate change

FINAL PLAN CALLS FOR NEEDED INVESTMENTS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY, JOB CREATION, AND PROTECT OUR FUTURE BY CLEANING UP OUR AIR AND DRINKING . . .

Capital Catch-Up: April 4, 2022

Special Edition: Michigan Communities Win Big with Fund MI Water! On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 565 – a historic, $4.7 . . .

Capital Catch-Up: March 28, 2022

Special News from the MLCV Team: This week, the Michigan Legislature passed a historic, $4.8 billion investment in Michigan’s core infrastructure, including . . .

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!