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

Capital Catch-Up: January 30, 2023

Clean Energy and Climate Highlighted as Kitchen Table, Economic Issues in Whitmer’s 2023 State of the State Address A sizable Michigan LCV . . .

Three Things Thursday: January 26, 2023

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the January 26, 2023 edition of Three Things Thursday! There’s a lot to share this week: . . .

Michigan can lead on clean energy, clean water, electric vehicle future

Michiganders ready to roll up their sleeves to protect our air and water, transition to clean energy

What do Americans think about climate? The data might surprise you

Amidst an extremely polarizing political landscape, new polling shows there is a lot of common ground for American voters when it comes . . .

Regulating Dangers to Our (and the Planet’s) Health

Asbestos, lead paint, and leaded gasoline. Three examples of dangerous products we have phased out of use for the harm they cause . . .

Three Things Thursday: January 12, 2023

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the January 12, 2023 edition of Three Things Thursday! This week’s edition of Three Things focuses . . .

DTE’s influence peddling reaches new low with anti-COVID protection donation

Investigation reveals $100,000 donation to Unlock Michigan ballot effort to undermine Gov. Whitmer’s COVID protections LANSING – As Michiganders were facing the COVID-19 virus head-on, DTE Energy . . .

Understanding the EPA’s new Soot Rule

So just what is the difference between soot and smog? Both have become buzzwords in the discourse about air pollution and climate . . .

Capital Catch-Up: January 30, 2023

Clean Energy and Climate Highlighted as Kitchen Table, Economic Issues in Whitmer’s 2023 State of the State Address A sizable Michigan LCV . . .

Three Things Thursday: January 26, 2023

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the January 26, 2023 edition of Three Things Thursday! There’s a lot to share this week: . . .

Capital Catch-Up: January 23, 2023

Promising Environmental Bills Introduced in Legislature Begin to Acknowledge Clean Energy, Water as ‘Kitchen Table’ Issues The first week of the 2023 . . .

Three Things Thursday: January 19, 2023

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the January 19, 2023 edition of Three Things Thursday! Today we celebrate the life and legacy . . .

Capital Catch-Up: January 17, 2023

Opening Day of the 102nd Michigan Legislature Last Wednesday was the first session day of 2023 in Lansing, marking the opening of . . .

Three Things Thursday: January 12, 2023

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the January 12, 2023 edition of Three Things Thursday! This week’s edition of Three Things focuses . . .

DTE’s influence peddling reaches new low with anti-COVID protection donation

Investigation reveals $100,000 donation to Unlock Michigan ballot effort to undermine Gov. Whitmer’s COVID protections LANSING – As Michiganders were facing the COVID-19 virus head-on, DTE Energy . . .

Understanding the EPA’s new Soot Rule

So just what is the difference between soot and smog? Both have become buzzwords in the discourse about air pollution and climate . . .

Capital Catch-Up: January 30, 2023

Clean Energy and Climate Highlighted as Kitchen Table, Economic Issues in Whitmer’s 2023 State of the State Address A sizable Michigan LCV . . .

Conservation Voters celebrate Sen. Stabenow for her commitment to protecting our Great Lakes, our climate and more

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters and League of Conservation Voters issued the following statements after news broke that Senior Senator Debbie Stabenow – . . .

2022: A Big Year for Our Health and Environment

2022 was a big year at Michigan LCV. Together with the support of our membership, we celebrated win after win — and . . .

Three Things Thursday: November 10, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the November 10, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday!  In my sleep-deprived state, I write to . . .

Voters re-elect champions for our water, climate, Democracy

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after election results were announced for Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General . . .

Capital Catch-Up: October 24, 2022

MLCV In Action: Healing Our Waters This week, Michigan LCV state government affairs director Nick Occhipinti and several members of the Michigan . . .

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

While most people remember the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, OH catching fire in 1969, we often forget that a river in Detroit . . .

Michigan LCV endorses Hon. Richard Bernstein and State Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden for Michigan Supreme Court

Lansing, MI — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced their endorsement of Hon. Richard Bernstein and State Rep. . . .

Three Things Thursday: January 19, 2023

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the January 19, 2023 edition of Three Things Thursday! Today we celebrate the life and legacy . . .

Camp Grayling and the Importance of Meaningful Government Oversight

In mid-Michigan, situated amidst the pristine Au Sable and Manistee rivers, lies Camp Grayling, a Michigan National Guard training facility that is . . .

Shutting down Manchin’s big oil side deal: third time’s the charm

Senator Manchin’s permitting bill was the bill that simply would not die. After grassroots pressure successfully forced the big oil deal off . . .

2022: A Big Year for Our Health and Environment

2022 was a big year at Michigan LCV. Together with the support of our membership, we celebrated win after win — and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: December 19, 2022

Proposed Camp Grayling Expansion Looks Skyward In the August and October editions of the Catch-Up, we discussed the National Guard’s proposal for . . .

Three Things Thursday: November 10, 2022

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the November 10, 2022 edition of Three Things Thursday!  In my sleep-deprived state, I write to . . .

Capital Catch-Up: October 10, 2022

MPSC Orders Third-Party Audit of DTE, Consumers Energy Service The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) announced a third-party audit of Consumers Energy . . .

Capital Catch-Up: October 3, 2022

Anglers of the Au Sable President Critiques the Camp Grayling Expansion In August, we discussed the Michigan National Guard’s proposal to add . . .

Capital Catch-Up: January 30, 2023

Clean Energy and Climate Highlighted as Kitchen Table, Economic Issues in Whitmer’s 2023 State of the State Address A sizable Michigan LCV . . .

Three Things Thursday: January 26, 2023

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the January 26, 2023 edition of Three Things Thursday! There’s a lot to share this week: . . .

Capital Catch-Up: January 23, 2023

Promising Environmental Bills Introduced in Legislature Begin to Acknowledge Clean Energy, Water as ‘Kitchen Table’ Issues The first week of the 2023 . . .

Three Things Thursday: January 19, 2023

Dear Michigan LCV Family,  Welcome to the January 19, 2023 edition of Three Things Thursday! Today we celebrate the life and legacy . . .

Conservation Voters celebrate Sen. Stabenow for her commitment to protecting our Great Lakes, our climate and more

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters and League of Conservation Voters issued the following statements after news broke that Senior Senator Debbie Stabenow – . . .

Shutting down Manchin’s big oil side deal: third time’s the charm

Senator Manchin’s permitting bill was the bill that simply would not die. After grassroots pressure successfully forced the big oil deal off . . .

2022: A Big Year for Our Health and Environment

2022 was a big year at Michigan LCV. Together with the support of our membership, we celebrated win after win — and . . .

Capital Catch-Up: December 19, 2022

Proposed Camp Grayling Expansion Looks Skyward In the August and October editions of the Catch-Up, we discussed the National Guard’s proposal for . . .

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!