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

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 . . .

Statement on Trump’s weakening of National Environmental Policy Act

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced an order to weaken . . .

EPA’s weakening of mercury emission standards threaten public health, Great Lakes

LANSING – Sporting, health and conservation groups today voiced their strong concerns regarding the weakening of the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards . . .

Trump administration dismantles environmental protections, federal fuel economy standards amidst COVID-19 crisis

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after President Trump’s administration made two announcements within days . . .

Three Things Thursday, Oct. 22

Three Things Thursday: More drinking water problems; water as a flashpoint for elections up and down the ballot; and getting involved in . . .

Michigan League of Conservation Voters announces final round of endorsements for November election

Lansing, MI – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today announced its final round of endorsements for two candidates for . . .

Three Things Thursday, Oct. 15

Three Things Thursday: A grand gala event, Oakland County elections, and–yes–more on dangerous Line 5 Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to . . .

Michigan LCV, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter launch initiative to elect environmental champions in Oakland County

Lansing, MI – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) and Sierra Club Michigan Chapter today announced the Vote Oakland County Green Initiative, a new unified campaign . . .

Three Things Thursday, Oct. 8

SPECIAL EDITION w/a spotlight on Michigan LCV Ed Fund’s poll worker recruitment and direct voter contact campaign! Plus, electing bold leaders on . . .

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, . . .

$1 million Our Water, Our Vote campaign makes toxic contamination, public health a flashpoint in races up-and-down the ballot

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today announced a $1 million independent expenditure campaign through its Conservation Voters of Michigan PAC (CVM . . .

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 . . .

Anchor strike legislation will help protect Great Lakes while work continues to shut down Line 5

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement in support of House Bill 6307, recently announced legislation by state Rep.’s Rachel . . .

Three Things Thursday, Oct. 15

Three Things Thursday: A grand gala event, Oakland County elections, and–yes–more on dangerous Line 5 Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to . . .

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, . . .

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 . . .

Enbridge’s refusal to provide financial assurance of Line 5 Pipeline should be final straw for shutdown

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today blasted Enbridge for failing to provide financial assurances for the Line 5 pipeline, which in . . .

Enbridge must be held financially responsible for dangerous Line 5 pipeline

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today called for full transparency on Enbridge Energy’s financial responsibility over the dangerous 67-year-old Line 5 . . .

Enbridge has disrespected Michigan for too long; legal action needed to hold company accountable

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Dana Nessel filing a temporary restraining . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Three Things Thursday, Oct. 22

Three Things Thursday: More drinking water problems; water as a flashpoint for elections up and down the ballot; and getting involved in . . .

Traverse City PFAS contamination should serve as a wakeup call

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after an announcement that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination was . . .

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, . . .

Gov. Whitmer’s investment in clean drinking water a step forward for protecting our health, creating jobs

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today released the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement of the MI Clean Water . . .

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 . . .

“Broken Bottle Bill” would strip millions of dollars from contaminated site cleanup

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after beverage industry businesses renewed their call to make . . .

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 . . .

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!