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

Consumers Energy rate case highlights urgent need to end arbitrary solar cap to create jobs

LANSING – Michigan’s arbitrary 1% cap on distributed generation – the program allowing consumers to use solar energy to power their homes . . .

LCV and Michigan LCV statements on President-elect Biden naming Jennifer Granholm energy secretary

Washington, D.C. and Detroit, MI — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Michigan LCV issued the following statements in response to the . . .

Three Things Thursday, Dec. 10

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the December 10th edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition is focused on core values . . .

Three Things Thursday, Oct. 1

  Major Water Announcement, #OurWaterOurVote Campaign, and the MLCV team’s direct, coordinated work with top tier candidates   Dear Michigan LCV Family, . . .

Three Things Thursday, September 24

Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the September 24th edition of Three Things Thursday. I send these weekly messages to keep . . .

Gov. Whitmer’s climate executive order will protect public health, make Michigan a leader on climate action

Lansing, MI – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order of sweeping actions to . . .

Statement on Need to Take Immediate Action on Climate Change

Over the past month, we have seen the disastrous effects of climate change play out across the country. The devastating wildfires on . . .

Three Things Thursday, August 20

The Biden/Harris Ticket, Our Latest Endorsements, Line 5   Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the August 20th edition of Three . . .

Three Things Thursday, Jan. 14

Dear Michigan LCV Family,    Welcome to the January 14, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week I sustain a focus . . .

Michigan LCV stands with those fighting to preserve our democracy

Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in response to the violence at the United States Capitol building:  Over . . .

Three Things Thursday, Jan. 7

Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the January 7, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday, the first edition of the New . . .

Three Things Thursday, Dec. 31

Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the December 31, 2020 edition of Three Things Thursday. As we say goodbye to this . . .

Three Things Thursday, Dec. 24

Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the December 24th edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition provides a quick recap . . .

Michigan LCV Lame Duck Priorities

The “Lame Duck” session is the last several weeks of the legislative session after an election when we typically see increased legislative . . .

Michigan LCV hails passage of legislation to end water shutoffs during Covid

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding state House passage of Senate Bill 241, which . . .

Three Things Thursday, Dec. 17

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the December 17th edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition focuses on the grand finale . . .

Three Things Thursday, Jan. 14

Dear Michigan LCV Family,    Welcome to the January 14, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week I sustain a focus . . .

Michigan LCV: Enbridge’s refusal on easement revocation a slap in the face

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after Enbridge Energy stated it would not comply with . . .

Michigan LCV hails agreement on Brandon Road Lock and Dam to stop Asian Carp

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today hailed an agreement made by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and the . . .

Michigan LCV applauds bipartisan effort to update Great Lakes environmental sensitivity maps

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after the president signed bipartisan federal legislation this week . . .

Three Things Thursday, Dec. 31

Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the December 31, 2020 edition of Three Things Thursday. As we say goodbye to this . . .

Three Things Thursday, Dec. 24

Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the December 24th edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition provides a quick recap . . .

Michigan LCV: New PFAS standards for groundwater will protect public health

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy . . .

Michigan LCV Lame Duck Priorities

The “Lame Duck” session is the last several weeks of the legislative session after an election when we typically see increased legislative . . .

Michigan LCV Lame Duck Priorities

The “Lame Duck” session is the last several weeks of the legislative session after an election when we typically see increased legislative . . .

Three Things Thursday, Oct. 1

  Major Water Announcement, #OurWaterOurVote Campaign, and the MLCV team’s direct, coordinated work with top tier candidates   Dear Michigan LCV Family, . . .

Statement on Need to Take Immediate Action on Climate Change

Over the past month, we have seen the disastrous effects of climate change play out across the country. The devastating wildfires on . . .

Three Things Thursday, August 6

August 4th Primary Election, Bold Action on PFAS, and Protections for our Public Lands   Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to . . .

Michigan LCV hails final passage of Great American Outdoors Act

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today hailed the final passage of the Great American Outdoors Act in the U.S. . . .

“Broken Bottle Bill” a net loss for environment

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after House Bill 5423, which they are calling the . . .

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 . . .

Three Things Thursday, Jan. 14

Dear Michigan LCV Family,    Welcome to the January 14, 2021 edition of Three Things Thursday. This week I sustain a focus . . .

Statement from Michigan LCV on charges in the Flint water crisis

LANSING — Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in response to charges filed against Gov. Snyder and others . . .

Three Things Thursday, Dec. 24

Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the December 24th edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition provides a quick recap . . .

Michigan LCV: New PFAS standards for groundwater will protect public health

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy . . .

Michigan LCV Lame Duck Priorities

The “Lame Duck” session is the last several weeks of the legislative session after an election when we typically see increased legislative . . .

Three Things Thursday, Dec. 10

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the December 10th edition of Three Things Thursday. This week’s edition is focused on core values . . .

Gov. Whitmer’s move to shut down Line 5 will protect our Great Lakes

Historic decision requires full closure of Line 5 by Spring 2021   LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today hailed . . .

Three Things Thursday, Nov. 12

Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the November 12th edition of Three Things Thursday.  As we continue to analyze the outcomes . . .

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!