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 to 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

Nurses, conservation leaders blast EPA proposal to roll back fuel efficiency standards

Nurses, conservation leaders blast EPA proposal to roll back fuel efficiency standards Rollback of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards a major . . .

Businesses leaders, health professionals, concerned citizens urge Gov. Snyder to veto DEQ oversight legislation

LANSING – A diverse group of more than 100 individuals from businesses and organizations across Michigan today submitted a letter to Governor . . .

Michigan LCV applauds Consumers Energy clean energy plan

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today applauded Consumers Energy’s new energy plan that would end the company’s use of coal by . . .

Biz leaders, lawmakers, advocates condemn passage of ‘Fox Guarding the Henhouse’ bills

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) — along with a diverse array of business leaders, lawmakers and advocates — denounced the . . .

Michigan LCV blasts lawmakers for passing ‘Fox Guarding the Henhouse Bills’

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) today blasted the Michigan House of Representatives for passing an amended version of . . .

Michigan LCV urges House Energy Committee to approve Energy Freedom package

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) today urged the House Energy Policy Committee to vote “yes” on the Energy Freedom Package . . .

Michigan LCV celebrates utility compromise boosting Michigan to 50 percent clean energy by 2030

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) today celebrated a compromise reached between clean energy advocates and Michigan utility companies that requires . . .

Michigan LCV, MEC herald Energy Freedom legislation

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters and Michigan Environmental Council today issued the following joint statement in support of the recently introduced Energy Freedom . . .

Michigan LCV hails IJC report on prevention of pollution from flame-retardant chemicals in Great Lakes

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement hailing a report issued by the International . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Governor’s request for 3M lawsuit over PFAS contamination

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Rick Snyder’s request to Attorney General Bill . . .

Michigan LCV announces latest round of endorsements for 2018 class of environmental champions

Ann Arbor, MI- The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced its latest round of endorsements for 26 candidates running . . .

Biz leaders, lawmakers, advocates condemn passage of ‘Fox Guarding the Henhouse’ bills

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) — along with a diverse array of business leaders, lawmakers and advocates — denounced the . . .

In light of federal inaction, Michigan LCV calls on state leaders to take bold action on PFAS

In light of federal inaction, Michigan LCV calls on state leaders to take bold action on PFAS Increased transparency needed to protect . . .

Michigan LCV blasts lawmakers for passing ‘Fox Guarding the Henhouse Bills’

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) today blasted the Michigan House of Representatives for passing an amended version of . . .

Michigan LCV slams Enbridge Energy for political donations

LANSING – Bob Allison, deputy director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement today responding to aninvestigative report in today’s Detroit Free . . .

Michigan LCV announces first-ever early endorsement class of environmental champions

Ann Arbor, MI- The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) issued early endorsements today for 15 candidates running for office in . . .

Michigan LCV renews call for a Line 5 shutdown at U.S. Senate field hearing in Traverse City

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement renewing its call for a Line 5 shutdown as . . .

Michigan LCV statement on restoration of Line 5 to maximum pressure

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s recent action granting . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Line 5 propane report

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) issued the following statement today regarding an independent report released by the National Wildlife Federation that . . .

Michigan LCV statement on PFAS contamination in Lake St. Clair

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) issued the following statement today following a recent MLivereport on PFAS contamination from the Selfridge Air . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Line 5 Risk Analysis

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today renewed their call for a Line 5 shutdown following the release of a draft . . .

Michigan LCV statement on House Bill 5095

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after Governor Rick Snyder vetoed HB 5095, legislation that would have weakened Michigan’s ballast . . .

Businesses leaders, health professionals, concerned citizens urge Gov. Snyder to veto DEQ oversight legislation

LANSING – A diverse group of more than 100 individuals from businesses and organizations across Michigan today submitted a letter to Governor . . .

Line 5 tunnel not an acceptable alternative

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after Enbridge Energy released a report that proposes building a tunnel . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Gov. signing Natural Resources Trust Fund legislation into law

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 551 into law. The . . .

Michigan LCV blasts lawmakers for passing ‘Fox Guarding the Henhouse Bills’

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) today blasted the Michigan House of Representatives for passing an amended version of . . .

Michigan LCV announces first-ever early endorsement class of environmental champions

Ann Arbor, MI- The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) issued early endorsements today for 15 candidates running for office in . . .

Michigan LCV calls on lawmakers to reject bills that put polluters in charge of public health, environment

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today renewed its call for lawmakers to reject Senate Bills 652 and 653 – . . .

National Environmental Scorecard highlights congressional voting records

Scorecard highlights need for lawmakers at local, state and national levels to make water quality a priority LANSING – The Michigan League of . . .

Michigan LCV urges Snyder to oppose Senate Bill 551

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today called on Governor Rick Snyder to oppose Senate Bill 551, legislation that would allow powerful . . .

Governor’s budget puts pressure on Legislature to deliver bold vision for water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters today said Governor Snyder’s budget proposal . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Governor Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” recycling proposal

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Snyder’s “Renew Michigan” . . .

Parchment PFAS contamination crisis highlights urgent need for action

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today renewed their call on state lawmakers to return to Lansing from summer recess . . .

Michigan LCV applauds lawmakers for urging federal action on PFAS contamination

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today applauded members of the Michigan congressional delegation for calling on the Environmental Protection Agency . . .

Michigan LCV hails IJC report on prevention of pollution from flame-retardant chemicals in Great Lakes

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement hailing a report issued by the International . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Governor’s request for 3M lawsuit over PFAS contamination

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Rick Snyder’s request to Attorney General Bill . . .

Health professionals, experts, lawmaker, concerned citizens call for increased transparency following release of suppressed PFAS report

Withholding of MDEQ PFAS report demonstrates need for more urgent action, increased transparency to address PFAS contamination LANSING – The Michigan League . . .

Michigan LCV: Suppressed MDEQ report an affront to public health, highlights need for transparency

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) issued the following statement following MLive’s uncovering of a suppressed Michigan DEQ report . . .

Michigan LCV Denounces Signing of ‘Fox Guarding the Henhouse Acts’

LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters  issued the following statement after Governor Rick Snyder signed into law Senate Bills 652-653, also known as . . .

Businesses leaders, health professionals, concerned citizens urge Gov. Snyder to veto DEQ oversight legislation

LANSING – A diverse group of more than 100 individuals from businesses and organizations across Michigan today submitted a letter to Governor . . .

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!