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

Lauren May: youth activist fiercely dedicated to protecting the environment

This edition of Michigan LCV Family Stories highlights Lauren May, a high school student and Our Water Activist/volunteer for Michigan LCV. Her . . .

Washington Weekly: June 9, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Infrastructure Bill Updates: Last Friday, President Biden rejected the Republicans’ latest offer, which included $50 billion more . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 4, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Bills Removing Local Control of Aggregate Mining Narrowly Pass Senate In a flurry of activity, aggregate mining . . .

Washington Weekly: June 2, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Companies who emit high levels of carbon dioxide continue to make organizational and cross-industry commitments to lessen . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 28

Michigan LCV’s 2019-2020 Session Scorecard Summary is Here! The Michigan LCV team released our 2019-2020 Legislative Scorecard this Wednesday, offering you a . . .

Michigan will be left out of F-150 Lightning boom unless lawmakers eliminate cap on rooftop solar

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement today after the announcement by Ford Motor Co. that it will partner with . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 21

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Biden, Ford, and SunRun Drive Michigan Towards Green Prosperity – Lifting the Rooftop Cap is Key    . . .

LCV Launches Digital Campaign to Support Clean Energy Investments in the American Jobs Plan

Dearborn. MI — Today, the Biden administration will make one of their first stops on a national tour at the Ford Rouge . . .

Washington Weekly: June 9, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Infrastructure Bill Updates: Last Friday, President Biden rejected the Republicans’ latest offer, which included $50 billion more . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 28

Michigan LCV’s 2019-2020 Session Scorecard Summary is Here! The Michigan LCV team released our 2019-2020 Legislative Scorecard this Wednesday, offering you a . . .

Voter ID bills are redundant, unneeded and limit voting options

With a voter ID law already in place, Senate Bills 303 and 304 remove option to vote by signing an affidavit   . . .

Senate Bills 275, 276, 296 & 297 introduce partisan oversight & undermine election integrity

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement regarding Senate Bills 275, 276, 296, 297, and 299 which . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 14

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Rooftop Solar Hearing Gets Cancelled; Bill Needs Your Support House Bill 4236, Rep. Markkanen’s bill to remove . . .

Three Things Thursday, May 13

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the May 13, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. As many of you know, yesterday was . . .

Senate Bill 287 creates unnecessary barriers for absentee voting

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 287, which is expected to be taken up . . .

Three Things Thursday: April 1

Dear Friends, Welcome to the April 1, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday! Spring in Michigan is always an adventure: one day . . .

Lauren May: youth activist fiercely dedicated to protecting the environment

This edition of Michigan LCV Family Stories highlights Lauren May, a high school student and Our Water Activist/volunteer for Michigan LCV. Her . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 11, 2021

Environmental Updates From the Governor’s Desk Gov. Whitmer Announces Historic $250M Investment in State Parks  In the summer, people from around the . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 28

Michigan LCV’s 2019-2020 Session Scorecard Summary is Here! The Michigan LCV team released our 2019-2020 Legislative Scorecard this Wednesday, offering you a . . .

Washington Weekly: May 26, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. President Biden signed an executive order on climate financial risk last Thursday directing agencies to mitigate financial . . .

Washington Weekly: May 19, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Last week, the EPA released its first Climate Indicators report since 2016, detailing the devastating effects of . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 14

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Rooftop Solar Hearing Gets Cancelled; Bill Needs Your Support House Bill 4236, Rep. Markkanen’s bill to remove . . .

Three Things Thursday, May 13

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the May 13, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. As many of you know, yesterday was . . .

Washington Weekly: May 12, 2021

Quick Hits On Thursday, President Biden released a report outlining his America the Beautiful initiative with the goal of conserving 30 percent . . .

Lauren May: youth activist fiercely dedicated to protecting the environment

This edition of Michigan LCV Family Stories highlights Lauren May, a high school student and Our Water Activist/volunteer for Michigan LCV. Her . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 11, 2021

Environmental Updates From the Governor’s Desk Gov. Whitmer Announces Historic $250M Investment in State Parks  In the summer, people from around the . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Gov. Whitmer’s plan to invest $250 million in our state parks and trails

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in support of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s plan to use . . .

Washington Weekly: June 9, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Infrastructure Bill Updates: Last Friday, President Biden rejected the Republicans’ latest offer, which included $50 billion more . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 4, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Bills Removing Local Control of Aggregate Mining Narrowly Pass Senate In a flurry of activity, aggregate mining . . .

Washington Weekly: June 2, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Companies who emit high levels of carbon dioxide continue to make organizational and cross-industry commitments to lessen . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 28

Michigan LCV’s 2019-2020 Session Scorecard Summary is Here! The Michigan LCV team released our 2019-2020 Legislative Scorecard this Wednesday, offering you a . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 7

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Future of the MI Rooftop Solar Industry Hangs in the Balance in House Energy  House Bill 4236, . . .

Lauren May: youth activist fiercely dedicated to protecting the environment

This edition of Michigan LCV Family Stories highlights Lauren May, a high school student and Our Water Activist/volunteer for Michigan LCV. Her . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 11, 2021

Environmental Updates From the Governor’s Desk Gov. Whitmer Announces Historic $250M Investment in State Parks  In the summer, people from around the . . .

New legislation would expand Michigan’s PACE program, protect our water

LANSING, Mich. — Legislation introduced Thursday by Reps. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and Felicia Brabec (D-Pittsfield Township) would expand the commercial PACE . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 4, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Bills Removing Local Control of Aggregate Mining Narrowly Pass Senate In a flurry of activity, aggregate mining . . .

Washington Weekly: June 2, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Companies who emit high levels of carbon dioxide continue to make organizational and cross-industry commitments to lessen . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 28

Michigan LCV’s 2019-2020 Session Scorecard Summary is Here! The Michigan LCV team released our 2019-2020 Legislative Scorecard this Wednesday, offering you a . . .

Washington Weekly: May 26, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. President Biden signed an executive order on climate financial risk last Thursday directing agencies to mitigate financial . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 21

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Biden, Ford, and SunRun Drive Michigan Towards Green Prosperity – Lifting the Rooftop Cap is Key    . . .

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!