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

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 hails Senate passage of solar tax legislation

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement regarding the Michigan Senate’s unanimous approval of . . .

Michigan LCV applauds MI Power Grid Initiative

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement applauding a new program announced by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer . . .

Michigan LCV wants action, not more empty promises from DTE

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in response to DTE’s announcement about its carbon emissions: “DTE’s goal to . . .

New legislation stands up to polluters, protects our air and water

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today announced its support for a legislative package aimed at preventing air pollution. The legislation is . . .

Thousands of Michiganders urge state regulators to keep solar energy affordable

MIchigan LCV spearheads “Save MI Solar” initiative, urging Michigan Public Service Commission to reject DTE Energy’s rate increase LANSING – The Michigan League . . .

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 . . .

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 launches new online accountability suite

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today launched its first-ever digital scorecard, which tracks and evaluates elected officials on issues . . .

Michigan LCV applauds MI Power Grid Initiative

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement applauding a new program announced by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer . . .

Michigan LCV calls on Legislature to pass budget funding drinking water protection

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement regarding ongoing state budget negotiations . . .

Trump Administration weakens protections for endangered species

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s devastating changes to . . .

New statewide poll: Michigan voters demand action on climate change

Michigan LCV poll finds climate change, the environment key voter issues ahead of Democratic presidential debates in Detroit LANSING – A new . . .

Michigan LCV: Whitmer appoints energy leader to the Public Service Commission

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today praised Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for appointing Tremaine Phillips to the Michigan Public Service . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Whitmer administration’s farmland solar policy

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in response to an announcement by the Whitmer administration to allow . . .

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 . . .

Gov. Whitmer demonstrates commitment to clean water and public health in budget

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters and Michigan Environmental Council today applauded Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget proposal that puts the health of Michigan’s air, . . .

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 . . .

Michigan LCV: PFAS water study highlights need for legislative action

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement after the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced the completion . . .

Michigan LCV: Legislature should support, not block Gov. Whitmer’s order to promote clean water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday Feb. 6, 2019 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV: Legislature should support, not block Gov. Whitmer’s . . .

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, katieparrish@michiganlcv.org 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 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 – . . .

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 . . .

Bipartisan “filter first” legislation introduced to ensure safe drinking water for kids

LANSING – A broad range of health professionals, conservation and environmental organizations, childhood lead poisoning prevention advocates and civil rights groups today . . .

Michigan LCV calls on Legislature to pass budget funding drinking water protection

LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement regarding ongoing state budget negotiations . . .

Michigan LCV urges state legislature to address PFAS amid Trump veto threat

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding the President Donald Trump threat to veto a bill that would address . . .

Michigan LCV urges presidential candidates to join Inslee’s call to shut down Line 5, oppose tunnel 

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today called upon all presidential candidates to join presidential candidate and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee in . . .

Michigan LCV statement on MPART PFAS Report

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding a report released by the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team . . .

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 statement on Gov. Whitmer’s Line 5 anchor order

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Whitmer’s emergency order to the Department of . . .

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!