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Renewed protections, ongoing threats to clean water

Tags: clean water, Clean Water Act, Clean Water Rule, drinking water, Great Lakes, Water, wetlands

In the 2000s, weak federal policies along with a pair of US Supreme Court rulings eroded existing Clean Water Act safeguards for many waterways across the country.

Delisted: Restoring White Lake

Tags: GLRI, Great Lakes, toxic, Water, water quality, White Lake

By Tanya Cabala of the White Lake Public Advisory Council

Last year, decades of persistence by grassroots citizens paid off in a big way for the White Lake area in northern Muskegon County.

New Bill Attacks Your Right-to-Know

Tags: clean water, energy, FOIA, pipeline safety, pipelines, right to know, Straits of Mackinac

Corroded section of pipe that caused the Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

Earlier this year, Rep. Kurt Heise (R – Northville) introduced House Bill 4540 to amend Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Wayne County Town Hall on Energy Policy

Join Michigan LCV for a Town Hall on June 29 from 6:30 to 8 PM in Wayne, MI.

The topic of discussion is one that impacts all of us — energy.

Grand Rapids Town Hall on Energy Policy

Tags: clean energy

Join Michigan LCV and West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) for a Town Hall next Monday from 6:30 to 8 PM in Grand Rapids. Will you join us?

Michigan DNR Approves Graymont Land Transaction

Tags: Graymont, mining, Upper Peninsula

Yesterday, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh announced the agency's approval of the largest single public land deal in Michigan history.

The Candian mining company Graymont will purchase 1,806 acres of land, 7,026 acres of mineral rights and acquire an additional 830 acres of state-owned land through a land exchange in the Upper Peninsula.

The latest on Michigan's clean energy economy

Tags: clean energy, Renewable Energy, solar, Wind

Hundreds of Michiganders have already written their legislators asking for an update to our state's clean, renewable energy goals.

Justice Davis on Michigan LCV's Green Gavels

Tags: accountability, Green Gavels, michigan supreme court, Natural resources

By Justice-Emeritus Alton Thomas Davis

In the lead up to any given election day, you hear a lot about the candidates: Republicans and Democrats, Mayors and City Council Members, Representatives and Senators, Governors and Presidents—it’s enough to make one’s head spin.

What do you love most about Michigan?

Our January Membership Drive is still rolling! Check out this great message Lisa sent to our list yesterday — and make sure you're signed up to get Michigan LCV updates by clicking here.

8 reasons to get on board with Michigan LCV

If you’re on the fence about joining Michigan LCV, here are a few good reasons (eight of them, to be precise) why your investment matters right now:

We're going places: meet our new field organizers!

Did you see Caitlin's email this weekend? Our field team is growing, thanks to the strong support of our members! Read on:

Making Votes Count: The Challenge and Ultimate Thrill of Engaging the Electorate

Tags: canvassing, Election 2014, Gary Peters, GOTV

By Henry Griffin

The life of a Field Organizer can be challenging. It can be frustrating, even exasperating. At times it can seem thankless, underappreciated and downright futile.

SB 891: Turning back the clock for polluters

Tags: clean air, clean water, contamination, Michigan Legislature, SB 891, toxic chemicals

As part of this year’s Lame Duck action, the Michigan House passed a bill today that will weaken requirements for the clean-up of contaminated sites throughout Michigan.

Fracking in Michigan Conference

Tags: clean water, energy, fracking, local government, state goverment

The goal of the Fracking in Michigan Conference is to provide credible information to state and local officials, NGO's, and highly interested citizens about fracking and the growing oil and gas industry in Michigan

Week of Action: Michigan LCV Acts on Climate

Tags: clean air, clean energy, clean water, climate change, Great Lakes

This week Michigan LCV is teaming up with organizations from across the Midwest to amplify the need to act on climate change in a concerted week of action.