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: July 23, 2021

Grand Haven Citizens Band Together to Oppose New Gas Plant on Harbor Island Just months ago, Grand Haven citizens gathered on the . . .

Washington Weekly: June 23, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Infrastructure Bill Updates: Last week, a bipartisan group of senators, led by Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) and . . .

Consumers Energy’s 15-year power plan concedes the demise of coal in Michigan

Broad coalition of groups respond to utility’s latest Integrated Resource Plan LANSING – A broad coalition of groups released the following statements . . .

Keith Cooley: Acknowledging Juneteenth and becoming our ancestors’ wildest dreams

By Joané Booth, partnerships manager   After interviewing our Board member Keith Cooley and getting to know more about him, I’m reminded . . .

Lauren May: youth activist fiercely dedicated to protecting the environment

This edition of Michigan LCV Family Stories highlights Lauren May, a high school student and Our Water Activist/volunteer for Michigan LCV. Her . . .

Washington Weekly: June 9, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Infrastructure Bill Updates: Last Friday, President Biden rejected the Republicans’ latest offer, which included $50 billion more . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 4, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Bills Removing Local Control of Aggregate Mining Narrowly Pass Senate In a flurry of activity, aggregate mining . . .

Washington Weekly: June 2, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Companies who emit high levels of carbon dioxide continue to make organizational and cross-industry commitments to lessen . . .

Michigan LCV releases updated “Green Gavels” Supreme Court scoring tool

First-of-its-kind digital accountability tool tracks Michigan Supreme Court decisions on environmental issues in near real-time  ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 2, 2021

An important note for the following weeks: The Michigan State Legislature will be on summer break during July and August. While the . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 25, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Senate Republicans Introduce $2.5 Billion Package to Protect MI Water In a very welcome announcement, Senate Republicans . . .

House Committee changes to strict voter ID bills will give Michigan most extreme restrictions in United States

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after the Michigan House passed a substitute of Senate . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 18, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Unnecessary Anti-Voter ID Laws Make It More Difficult to Vote A bill to tighten Michigan’s existing voter . . .

Washington Weekly: June 9, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. Infrastructure Bill Updates: Last Friday, President Biden rejected the Republicans’ latest offer, which included $50 billion more . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 28

Michigan LCV’s 2019-2020 Session Scorecard Summary is Here! The Michigan LCV team released our 2019-2020 Legislative Scorecard this Wednesday, offering you a . . .

Voter ID bills are redundant, unneeded and limit voting options

With a voter ID law already in place, Senate Bills 303 and 304 remove option to vote by signing an affidavit   . . .

Michigan LCV: Enbridge’s anchor drop another close call for Line 5

AFTER CONTINUING TO ILLEGALLY OPERATE OIL PIPELINE, ENBRIDGE CONTRACTOR LOSES 15,000-POUND ANCHOR IN STRAITS OF MACKINAC  LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 23, 2021

Grand Haven Citizens Band Together to Oppose New Gas Plant on Harbor Island Just months ago, Grand Haven citizens gathered on the . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 25, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Senate Republicans Introduce $2.5 Billion Package to Protect MI Water In a very welcome announcement, Senate Republicans . . .

Consumers Energy’s 15-year power plan concedes the demise of coal in Michigan

Broad coalition of groups respond to utility’s latest Integrated Resource Plan LANSING – A broad coalition of groups released the following statements . . .

Lauren May: youth activist fiercely dedicated to protecting the environment

This edition of Michigan LCV Family Stories highlights Lauren May, a high school student and Our Water Activist/volunteer for Michigan LCV. Her . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 11, 2021

Environmental Updates From the Governor’s Desk Gov. Whitmer Announces Historic $250M Investment in State Parks  In the summer, people from around the . . .

Capital Catch-Up, May 28

Michigan LCV’s 2019-2020 Session Scorecard Summary is Here! The Michigan LCV team released our 2019-2020 Legislative Scorecard this Wednesday, offering you a . . .

Washington Weekly: May 26, 2021

The Past Week in D.C. President Biden signed an executive order on climate financial risk last Thursday directing agencies to mitigate financial . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 23, 2021

Grand Haven Citizens Band Together to Oppose New Gas Plant on Harbor Island Just months ago, Grand Haven citizens gathered on the . . .

Michigan LCV statement on Gov. Whitmer’s announcement to build new state park in Flint

NEW STATE PARK WOULD BE FIRST IN GENESEE COUNTY, PROMOTES LAND CONSERVATION AND GREEN SPACES LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 2, 2021

An important note for the following weeks: The Michigan State Legislature will be on summer break during July and August. While the . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 25, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Senate Republicans Introduce $2.5 Billion Package to Protect MI Water In a very welcome announcement, Senate Republicans . . .

Senator Wayne Schmidt introduces Senate Resolution to protect 30 percent of Michigan land and water by 2030

LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding Senate Resolution 72 introduced by Senator Wayne Schmidt . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 18, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Unnecessary Anti-Voter ID Laws Make It More Difficult to Vote A bill to tighten Michigan’s existing voter . . .

Lauren May: youth activist fiercely dedicated to protecting the environment

This edition of Michigan LCV Family Stories highlights Lauren May, a high school student and Our Water Activist/volunteer for Michigan LCV. Her . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 11, 2021

Environmental Updates From the Governor’s Desk Gov. Whitmer Announces Historic $250M Investment in State Parks  In the summer, people from around the . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 23, 2021

Grand Haven Citizens Band Together to Oppose New Gas Plant on Harbor Island Just months ago, Grand Haven citizens gathered on the . . .

Michigan LCV statement on passage of bipartisan PFAS Action Act

Michigan’s congressional delegation leads on setting federal drinking water standards for PFAS LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after . . .

Community leaders form new coalition to unify communities with PFAS contamination

“GREAT LAKES PFAS ACTION NETWORK” TO PROVIDE VOICE FOR COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY PFAS, URGE ACTION ON PFAS CRISIS LANSING – Leaders from . . .

Cathy Edwards

Cathy Edwards, 21, a social work major at Ferris State University, chose her field of study to motivate people to make positive . . .

Sylvia Orduño

Sylvia Orduño is a resident of Detroit where she is involved in frontline community groups, including the People’s Water Board Coalition, Michigan . . .

Sandy Wynn-Stelt

Michiganders across the state support the American Jobs Plan. Read their stories: In 2017, Sandy learned that her water had been contaminated . . .

Capital Catch-Up: July 2, 2021

An important note for the following weeks: The Michigan State Legislature will be on summer break during July and August. While the . . .

Capital Catch-Up: June 25, 2021

ICYMI: Environmental Legislation This Week Senate Republicans Introduce $2.5 Billion Package to Protect MI Water In a very welcome announcement, Senate Republicans . . .

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!