Tell Congress to oppose Joe Manchin’s Big Oil side deal
While the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed in August is a great step towards meaningful action to address climate change, Sen. Joe Manchin continues to threaten our future with a side deal that would further our dependence on fossil fuels and have disastrous consequences for our communities, public health and our climate.
As part of an agreement between Sen. Manchin, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer to secure Manchin’s vote for the Inflation Reduction Act, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022 would drastically scale back environmental review processes, allowing for expedited fossil fuel project development.
If we are to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis, we cannot afford any new fossil fuel infrastructure – even expansions of current fossil fuel reserves would put the world over the tipping point.
With a vote expected soon, we need your help to urge Congress to oppose Sen. Joe Manchin’s side deal and protect our most vulnerable communities from the worst impacts of climate change.
Send a message to your member of Congress: Vote NO on Sen. Manchin’s toxic side deal.
Tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to say “NO” to Enbridge’s tunnel proposal
Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline located in the Straits of Mackinac is the single greatest threat to the health of our Great Lakes, our economy, and our way of life in Michigan. Line 5 is now 70 years old – 20 years past its intended lifespan – but every day, nearly 23 million gallons of oil flow through the heart of the Great Lakes, one of the most ecologically sensitive places in the world and the source of drinking water for 40 million people.
Instead of complying with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s shutdown order last spring, Enbridge Energy has continued to operate Line 5 illegally and proposed the construction of a tunnel under the Straits that would house the pipeline and keep their oil (and profits) flowing. The tunnel is not a real solution – independent tunnel experts have raised major safety concerns about the safety of the tunnel and economic studies have shown that we already have viable alternatives to Line 5.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently considering Enbridge’s tunnel proposal and is gathering public input on the proposed tunnel and the future of Line 5.
Michigan LCV needs your help to tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to say “NO” to Enbridge’s tunnel proposal and protect the health of our Great Lakes. Sign up to join us and make your voice heard!
Urge your lawmaker to ban PFAS in food packaging
Tell DTE to pursue meaningful climate action in their IRP
Tell the Michigan Public Service Commission to reject DTE’s solar killing proposal
Urge your lawmaker to invest in our future with this year’s budget surplus
No more rate hikes until there is an investigation into poor service by DTE and Consumers Energy
Tell Congress to pass climate legislation NOW
Urge your lawmaker to vote “NO” on Senate Bill 429-431
Tell your lawmaker: Provide relief to customers during power outages
Remove unfair restrictions for rooftop solar in Michigan
Thank Gov. Whitmer and your lawmakers for Funding MI Water
Support Legislation for Independent Community Solar
Tell your lawmaker: Oppose legislation that strips money from contaminated site cleanup
Tell your lawmaker: protect drop box voting in Michigan
Senate Bill 286 would require the closure of drop boxes by 5 p.m. on Election Day, reducing voter access and putting even more of a burden on local clerks to accept ballots in their offices without the necessary funding or resources that they need.
Ballot drop boxes are commonly and effectively used across the country, and provide large numbers of Michigan voters with a safe, secure way to vote. Putting restrictions on the use of drop boxes will burden Michigan voters that have used drop boxes for years, especially in rural communities that don’t have updated infrastructure and face geographical barriers to voting.
By contacting your senator and urging them to oppose Senate Bill 286, you can help make it clear that our lawmakers should be working to protect our freedom to vote, not putting up barriers. Take action: contact your senator and tell them to oppose SB 286 today.
Urge Your Lawmaker to Hold Polluters Accountable
Tell your lawmaker: Support legislation to protect Michigan’s air and drinking water
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