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 . . .

Democracy Wins: Michigan Voters Prevail

DETROIT — Today All Voting is Local Michigan, ACLU of Michigan, and Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund issued the following . . .

Michigan Will Defend the Power of the People

DETROIT — Today All Voting is Local Michigan, ACLU of Michigan, Detroit Action, Emgage, League of Women Voters of Michigan, Michigan League of . . .

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 . . .

Three Things Thursday, Nov. 5

Dear Michigan LCV Family,   Welcome to the post-election edition of Three Things Thursday. As many of us attempt to regain some . . .

Three Things Thursday, Oct. 29

Dear Michigan LCV Family, We are only days away from Election Day 2020. I can honestly tell you that I have a . . .

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 . . .

Lawsuit filed by Enbridge is a desperate attempt to fight the inevitable: a Line 5 shutdown

Today the Michigan League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in response to the lawsuit filed by Enbridge Energy against Governor . . .

Three Things Thursday, Nov. 19

Dear Michigan LCV Family, Welcome to the Nov. 19th edition of Three Things Thursday.  While the insanity of the 2020 elections continues . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

Three Things Thursday, Oct. 29

Dear Michigan LCV Family, We are only days away from Election Day 2020. I can honestly tell you that I have a . . .

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 . . .

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!