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

Multi-million dollar “Our Water, Our Vote” campaign highlights Michigan’s water issues, “Schuette Pollutey”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, (239) 537-9507, katieparrish@michiganlcv.org Multi-million dollar “Our Water, Our Vote” campaign highlights Michigan’s water issues, . . .

Michigan LCV: Burning coal threatens our water

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding a new white paper released by the Michigan Environmental Council on the . . .

Michigan LCV statement on year-round sale of ethanol-blended gasoline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV statement on year-round sale of ethanol-blended gasoline . . .

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 urges Michigan Senate to pass bipartisan solar tax legislation

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement urging the Michigan Senate to pass House Bills 5143 and 5680, tie-barred . . .

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 . . .

EPA’s Michigan PFAS site visit continues trend of secrecy, lack of transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 LANSING – As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is . . .

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 endorses Dan O’Neil for 104th State House District

Ann Arbor, MI – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced its formal endorsement for Dan O’Neil running for . . .

Michigan LCV announces first-ever endorsements for secretary of state, attorney general

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 Contact: Nick Dodge, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, (517) 333-1606 Ann Arbor, MI – The . . .

Michigan LCV announces post-primary endorsements for 2018 class of environmental champions

Ann Arbor, MI – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced its post-primary endorsements for 24 candidates running for . . .

Michigan LCV endorses Gretchen Whitmer for governor

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced its formal endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer for governor. Michigan LCV . . .

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 . . .

Multi-million dollar “Our Water, Our Vote” campaign highlights Michigan’s water issues, “Schuette Pollutey”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, (239) 537-9507, katieparrish@michiganlcv.org Multi-million dollar “Our Water, Our Vote” campaign highlights Michigan’s water issues, . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Governor Snyder’s Line 5 announcement

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Snyder’s decision to replace . . .

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 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 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 – . . .

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 . . .

Multi-million dollar “Our Water, Our Vote” campaign highlights Michigan’s water issues, “Schuette Pollutey”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, (239) 537-9507, katieparrish@michiganlcv.org Multi-million dollar “Our Water, Our Vote” campaign highlights Michigan’s water issues, . . .

Michigan LCV: Burning coal threatens our water

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding a new white paper released by the Michigan Environmental Council on the . . .

Michigan LCV statement on year-round sale of ethanol-blended gasoline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV statement on year-round sale of ethanol-blended gasoline . . .

EPA’s Michigan PFAS site visit continues trend of secrecy, lack of transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 LANSING – As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is . . .

Testimony at U.S. Senate hearing on PFAS reveals foam is dangerous to touch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. 27 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 LANSING – Following yesterday’s federal hearing on PFAS . . .

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 . . .

Michiganders urge U.S. Senate to act on PFAS at hearing in Washington D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507   Michiganders urge U.S. Senate to act on PFAS . . .

Brewers, concerned citizens highlight need for strong water protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507   Brewers, concerned citizens highlight need for strong water . . .

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!