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: November 5, 2021

Abdullah Hammoud Wins in Dearborn, Anti-Gas Plant Candidates Sweep Grand Haven Elections State representative and former MLCV-board member Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) made . . .

Michigan LCV celebrates Abdullah Hammoud’s historic victory in Dearborn Mayoral race

ANN ARBOR, Mich.  — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today celebrated state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud’s historic victory in the Dearborn Mayoral . . .

Capital Catch-Up: October 29, 2021

Community Solar Receives Overwhelming Support in First House Hearing The Farm Bureau, cities, environmentalists, clean energy businesses, students, and small-scale solar producers . . .

Detroit News reveals DTE, Consumers lined pockets of House Energy Committee ahead of oversight hearings

Utilities shelled out over $23k to those responsible for investigating their failed responses to summer power outages LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s monopoly utilities . . .

Community solar a win for Michiganders burdened by highest electric rates in Midwest

House Energy Committee should quickly pass HB 4715 and HB 4716, climate driven severe weather, power outages stress the urgency for action  LANSING – The Michigan House . . .

Build Back Better for Us: Tim Werner

Tim Werner, a city commissioner in Traverse City, is always striving to make his city better. As a lifelong problem solver, he . . .

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 . . .

Capital Catch-Up: November 5, 2021

Abdullah Hammoud Wins in Dearborn, Anti-Gas Plant Candidates Sweep Grand Haven Elections State representative and former MLCV-board member Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) made . . .

Michigan LCV celebrates Abdullah Hammoud’s historic victory in Dearborn Mayoral race

ANN ARBOR, Mich.  — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today celebrated state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud’s historic victory in the Dearborn Mayoral . . .

Gov. Whitmer stands up for our freedom to vote, vetoes voter suppression bills

Michigan LCV commends Governor’s action to defend our democracy LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement today regarding . . .

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: November 5, 2021

Abdullah Hammoud Wins in Dearborn, Anti-Gas Plant Candidates Sweep Grand Haven Elections State representative and former MLCV-board member Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) made . . .

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: October 29, 2021

Community Solar Receives Overwhelming Support in First House Hearing The Farm Bureau, cities, environmentalists, clean energy businesses, students, and small-scale solar producers . . .

Build Back Better for Us: Tim Werner

Tim Werner, a city commissioner in Traverse City, is always striving to make his city better. As a lifelong problem solver, he . . .

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: November 5, 2021

Abdullah Hammoud Wins in Dearborn, Anti-Gas Plant Candidates Sweep Grand Haven Elections State representative and former MLCV-board member Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) made . . .

Michigan LCV celebrates Abdullah Hammoud’s historic victory in Dearborn Mayoral race

ANN ARBOR, Mich.  — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today celebrated state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud’s historic victory in the Dearborn Mayoral . . .

Capital Catch-Up: October 29, 2021

Community Solar Receives Overwhelming Support in First House Hearing The Farm Bureau, cities, environmentalists, clean energy businesses, students, and small-scale solar producers . . .

Build Back Better for Us: Dolores’s Story

In high school, Dolores wanted to write textbooks; but the day she saw the seed she planted herself at Southwest Detroit Environmental . . .

Build Back Better for Us: Edward Pinkney

Benton Harbor minister wages fight for clean water in majority Black southwest Michigan city As a freshman attending the East Texas University, . . .

Build Back Better for Us: Tim Werner

Tim Werner, a city commissioner in Traverse City, is always striving to make his city better. As a lifelong problem solver, he . . .

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 . . .

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!