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

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 renews opposition to ‘no stricter than federal’ bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV renews opposition to ‘no stricter than . . .

Michigan LCV applauds 100 percent clean energy legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV applauds 100 percent clean energy legislation . . .

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 . . .

Legislation threatening our water awaits final consideration by governor

LANSING – In the flurry of legislation adopted in the Lame Duck session, three bills that significantly threaten our Great Lakes, rivers, . . .

Michigan LCV, MEC applaud passage of solar tax reform

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters and Michigan Environmental Council today issued the following statement applauding the passage of House Bills 5143 and 5680, . . .

Michigan LCV calls on lawmakers to stop assault on our water during final week of session

Dangerous legislative proposals remain up for consideration as Legislature heads into last week of Lame Duck LANSING – The Michigan League of . . .

Michigan LCV Board to Legislature: Reject bills limiting powers of Attorney General, Secretary of State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV Board to Legislature: Reject bills limiting powers . . .

Illegal discharge of PFAS into waterways highlights need for legislative action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Illegal discharge of PFAS into waterways highlights need . . .

#OurWater Wave Washes Across Michigan, Plays Major Role In Shape Of Michigan Election

Michigan voters elect ‘Clean Water Champions’ up-and-down the ticket; demand bold action on drinking water crises Ann Arbor, MI – The Michigan . . .

Michigan LCV applauds Gretchen Whitmer victory

Ann Arbor, MI- Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) issued the following statement today as Gretchen Whitmer was . . .

#OurWaterOurVote campaign drives election, supports clean water champions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2018   Contact: Bob Allison, bob@michiganlcv.org, (313) 942-9555   #OurWaterOurVote campaign drives election, supports clean water champions . . .

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 . . .

Gov. Snyder’s Line 5 tunnel continues threat of disastrous oil spill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV: Gov. Snyder’s Line 5 tunnel continues threat . . .

Line 5 Tunnel Deal Leaves Oil Flowing, Fails To Protect Our Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507   Line 5 Tunnel Deal Leaves Oil Flowing, Fails . . .

Michigan LCV calls on lawmakers to halt legislative attack on our water

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507   Michigan LCV calls on lawmakers to halt legislative . . .

Michigan LCV renews opposition to ‘no stricter than federal’ bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV renews opposition to ‘no stricter than . . .

Michigan LCV opposes new Line 5 tunnel plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV opposes new Line 5 tunnel plan . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Line 5 tunnel legislation

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement after the Senate Government Operations Committee approved Senate Bill . . .

Michigan LCV to Legislature: Reject public funds for Line 5 tunnel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV to Legislature: Reject public funds for . . .

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 – . . .

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 . . .

Michigan LCV statement on request for legal review of Line 5 tunnel legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday Jan. 2, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV statement on request for legal review . . .

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: SB 1244 would hinder PFAS safety standards

Legislature jamming through bill as state releases new report calling into question current safety levels for PFAS LANSING – The Michigan League . . .

Scientists highlight the need for enforceable PFAS standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507  Scientists highlight the need for enforceable PFAS standards LANSING . . .

Michigan LCV urges Gov. Snyder to veto “no stricter than federal” bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507  Michigan LCV urges Gov. Snyder to veto “no stricter . . .

Michigan LCV calls on lawmakers to halt legislative attack on our water

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507   Michigan LCV calls on lawmakers to halt legislative . . .

Michigan LCV renews opposition to ‘no stricter than federal’ bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 Contact: Katie Parrish, Communications Director, (239) 537-9507 Michigan LCV renews opposition to ‘no stricter than . . .

Conservation leaders, impacted residents, PFAS experts urge lawmakers to pass PFAS legislation during Lame Duck

Conservation leaders, impacted residents, PFAS experts urge lawmakers to pass PFAS legislation during Lame Duck House Natural Resources Committee to hold legislative . . .

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!