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

EPA’s weakening of mercury emission standards threaten public health, Great Lakes

LANSING – Sporting, health and conservation groups today voiced their strong concerns regarding the weakening of the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards . . .

Trump administration dismantles environmental protections, federal fuel economy standards amidst COVID-19 crisis

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after President Trump’s administration made two announcements within days . . .

“Broken Bottle Bill” a net loss for environment

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after House Bill 5423, which they are calling the . . .

Michigan LCV applauds Consumers Energy for setting net zero carbon emissions goal

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in support of Consumer Energy’s goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions . . .

Michigan LCV supports polluter pay legislation to protect Michigan’s air, land and water

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today applauded a package of bills introduced Monday in the Michigan House that will hold . . .

Michigan LCV urges rejection of DTE’s long-range energy plan following judge’s reading of case

  LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement regarding Administrative Law Judge Sally Wallace’s reading of . . .

Michigan LCV applauds solar tax laws signed by Gov. Whitmer

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters applauded legislation signed into law today by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer removing barriers for Michiganders . . .

Michigan LCV applauds AG Nessel for holding DTE Energy accountable

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Dana Nessel’s recent testimony to the . . .

Michigan LCV applauds reinstatement of bottle and can returns

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today hailed an announcement by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in which she issued guidance for restarting bottle . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Midland flooding

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding catastrophic flooding happening in Midland County following the collapse of . . .

League of Conservation Voters National Scorecard details Michigan congressional voting records

Scorecard highlights lawmakers’ records on clean air, climate change, drinking water protections LANSING – The League of Conservation Voters today released an . . .

Coalition of school officials, concerned parents, health professionals, environmental groups calls for action to ensure safe drinking water for kids

Bipartisan “Filter First” bills are cost-effective solution to protect drinking water for kids Today the Michigan House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation . . .

“Broken Bottle Bill” a net loss for environment

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after House Bill 5423, which they are calling the . . .

House Bill 5423 would strip $21 million away from contaminated site cleanup

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today blasted House Bill 5423, legislation that would alter Michigan’s bottle deposit laws and . . .

Michigan LCV supports polluter pay legislation to protect Michigan’s air, land and water

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today applauded a package of bills introduced Monday in the Michigan House that will hold . . .

Gov. Whitmer should focus on water protection, climate crisis impacts in State Of The State speech

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement outlining priorities for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s second State Of The State . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Midland flooding

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding catastrophic flooding happening in Midland County following the collapse of . . .

Gov. Whitmer prioritizes drinking water protection, climate action in 2021 budget

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled her executive budget for 2021. “If . . .

Michigan LCV supports polluter pay legislation to protect Michigan’s air, land and water

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today applauded a package of bills introduced Monday in the Michigan House that will hold . . .

Michigan LCV calls on state to hold Enbridge accountable for Line 5 violations

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today criticized Enbridge Energy for once again placing the Great Lakes at risk by . . .

Michigan LCV applauds AG Nessel for filing monumental lawsuit to decommission Line 5

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today applauded Attorney General Dana Nessel for filing a monumental lawsuit to decommission the . . .

Michigan LCV applauds Gov. Whitmer for issuing executive directive to protect Lake Erie

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today applauded Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for issuing an executive directive to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie 40% by . . .

Michigan LCV blasts Enbridge Energy for suing the state over Line 5 tunnel

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after Enbridge Energy filed a lawsuit against the state to enforce . . .

Michigan LCV statement on President Trump’s budget proposal

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s . . .

“Broken Bottle Bill” a net loss for environment

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after House Bill 5423, which they are calling the . . .

Michigan LCV Announces Delegation Scores from LCV’s 2018 National Environmental Scorecard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV Announces Delegation Scores from LCV’s 2018 . . .

Conservation, environmental leaders lay out policy priorities for Whitmer administration

Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Nicole Pomish, Communications Specialist, (248) 762-1570  Conservation, environmental leaders lay out policy priorities for Whitmer . . .

Michigan LCV applauds Governor-elect Whitmer’s DEQ and DNR appointments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 27, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV applauds Governor-elect Whitmer’s DEQ and DNR appointments . . .

Michigan LCV releases 2017-18 Environmental Scorecard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507, [email protected] Michigan LCV releases 2017-18 Environmental Scorecard Scorecard details bad . . .

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 applauds reinstatement of bottle and can returns

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today hailed an announcement by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in which she issued guidance for restarting bottle . . .

Trump administration dismantles environmental protections, federal fuel economy standards amidst COVID-19 crisis

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after President Trump’s administration made two announcements within days . . .

Coalition of school officials, concerned parents, health professionals, environmental groups calls for action to ensure safe drinking water for kids

Bipartisan “Filter First” bills are cost-effective solution to protect drinking water for kids Today the Michigan House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation . . .

House Bill 5423 would strip $21 million away from contaminated site cleanup

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today blasted House Bill 5423, legislation that would alter Michigan’s bottle deposit laws and . . .

Gov. Whitmer prioritizes drinking water protection, climate action in 2021 budget

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled her executive budget for 2021. “If . . .

Michigan LCV supports polluter pay legislation to protect Michigan’s air, land and water

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today applauded a package of bills introduced Monday in the Michigan House that will hold . . .

Gov. Whitmer should focus on water protection, climate crisis impacts in State Of The State speech

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement outlining priorities for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s second State Of The State . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Environmental Rules Review Committee’s delay on drinking water standards for PFAS

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after the Environmental Rules Review Committee issued a decision . . .

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!