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

Three Things Thursday, March 4

Dear Friends, Welcome to the March 4, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition of Three Things celebrates Women’s History . . .

Capital Catch-Up, Feb. 26

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Governor Supports Rooftop Solar; Filter [water] First in Michigan Schools  This week saw a flurry of bill . . .

Three Things Thursday, Feb. 25

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the February 25, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. Given the severe weather events ravaging the . . .

Capital Catch-Up, Feb. 19

ICYMI: Legislative Action in Michigan This Week DG (Rooftop Solar) Cap Bill Receives Hearing in House Energy HB 4236, a bill that . . .

Three Things Thursday, Feb. 18

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the February 18, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. With freezing temperatures and snow days upon . . .

Environmental groups endorse eliminating cap on Michigan’s distributed generation

LANSING – Environmental groups endorsed a new bill Wednesday that would eliminate the cap on how many residents and businesses can use small-scale solar energy to power their homes and . . .

Survey shows Michigan voters want more clean energy to improve public health

Nearly 3 in 4 voters say climate change ‘a serious problem’ LANSING – The COVID-19 pandemic has created an atmosphere where voters . . .

Gov. Whitmer’s 2022 budget recommendations focus on protecting public health, building back Michigan’s economy

While the eyes of the nation were on the impeachment trial taking place in the U.S. Senate, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her . . .

Capital Catch-Up, March 5

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week (FOIA / LORA) Heard in the House  Did you know that Michigan is one of the worst . . .

Three Things Thursday, March 4

Dear Friends, Welcome to the March 4, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition of Three Things celebrates Women’s History . . .

Capital Catch-Up, Feb. 26

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Governor Supports Rooftop Solar; Filter [water] First in Michigan Schools  This week saw a flurry of bill . . .

Three Things Thursday, Feb. 18

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the February 18, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. With freezing temperatures and snow days upon . . .

Michigan LCV releases delegation scores from LCV’s 2020 national Environmental Scorecard

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today released the Michigan delegation’s scores on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2020 National . . .

Survey shows Michigan voters want more clean energy to improve public health

Nearly 3 in 4 voters say climate change ‘a serious problem’ LANSING – The COVID-19 pandemic has created an atmosphere where voters . . .

Gov. Whitmer’s 2022 budget recommendations focus on protecting public health, building back Michigan’s economy

While the eyes of the nation were on the impeachment trial taking place in the U.S. Senate, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her . . .

Three Things Thursday, Feb. 11

Dear Michigan LCV Family,    Welcome to the February 11, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s Three Things covers Governor . . .

Capital Catch-Up, March 5

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week (FOIA / LORA) Heard in the House  Did you know that Michigan is one of the worst . . .

Three Things Thursday, March 4

Dear Friends, Welcome to the March 4, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition of Three Things celebrates Women’s History . . .

Capital Catch-Up, Feb. 26

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Governor Supports Rooftop Solar; Filter [water] First in Michigan Schools  This week saw a flurry of bill . . .

Three Things Thursday, Feb. 25

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the February 25, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. Given the severe weather events ravaging the . . .

Capital Catch-Up, Feb. 19

ICYMI: Legislative Action in Michigan This Week DG (Rooftop Solar) Cap Bill Receives Hearing in House Energy HB 4236, a bill that . . .

Survey shows Michigan voters want more clean energy to improve public health

Nearly 3 in 4 voters say climate change ‘a serious problem’ LANSING – The COVID-19 pandemic has created an atmosphere where voters . . .

Gov. Whitmer’s 2022 budget recommendations focus on protecting public health, building back Michigan’s economy

While the eyes of the nation were on the impeachment trial taking place in the U.S. Senate, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her . . .

Capital Catch-Up, Feb. 12

ICYMI: Legislative Action in Michigan This Week Amidst COVID economic downturn Rep. Markkanen (HD 110) introduces bi-partisan bill to support rooftop solar; . . .

Three Things Thursday, March 4

Dear Friends, Welcome to the March 4, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition of Three Things celebrates Women’s History . . .

Capital Catch-Up, Feb. 5

Activity in Lansing is starting to ramp up as the session gets into full swing. This week saw major action on the . . .

Michigan LCV board members among those appointed to lead Gov. Whitmer’s Council on Climate Solutions

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has officially announced who will serve on the Council on Climate Solutions to drive implementation of the MI Healthy . . .

Blog: President Biden’s First Environmental Actions in Office

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris taking office marks the beginning of a new chapter for America on environmental policy . . .

Three Things Thursday, Jan. 28

Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the January 28, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday.  This week’s Three Things includes a . . .

Three Things Thursday, Jan. 21

Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the January 21, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday! Today, for the first time in . . .

Michigan LCV Lame Duck Priorities

The “Lame Duck” session is the last several weeks of the legislative session after an election when we typically see increased legislative . . .

Three Things Thursday, Oct. 1

  Major Water Announcement, #OurWaterOurVote Campaign, and the MLCV team’s direct, coordinated work with top tier candidates   Dear Michigan LCV Family, . . .

Three Things Thursday, March 4

Dear Friends, Welcome to the March 4, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition of Three Things celebrates Women’s History . . .

Capital Catch-Up, Feb. 26

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Governor Supports Rooftop Solar; Filter [water] First in Michigan Schools  This week saw a flurry of bill . . .

Three Things Thursday, Feb. 25

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the February 25, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. Given the severe weather events ravaging the . . .

Capital Catch-Up, Feb. 19

ICYMI: Legislative Action in Michigan This Week DG (Rooftop Solar) Cap Bill Receives Hearing in House Energy HB 4236, a bill that . . .

Three Things Thursday, Feb. 18

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the February 18, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. With freezing temperatures and snow days upon . . .

Survey shows Michigan voters want more clean energy to improve public health

Nearly 3 in 4 voters say climate change ‘a serious problem’ LANSING – The COVID-19 pandemic has created an atmosphere where voters . . .

Gov. Whitmer’s 2022 budget recommendations focus on protecting public health, building back Michigan’s economy

While the eyes of the nation were on the impeachment trial taking place in the U.S. Senate, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her . . .

Capital Catch-Up, Feb. 12

ICYMI: Legislative Action in Michigan This Week Amidst COVID economic downturn Rep. Markkanen (HD 110) introduces bi-partisan bill to support rooftop solar; . . .

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!