Listen in as Michigan LCV talks microbeads with Rep. Christine Greig

Tags: clean water, Great Lakes, microbeads, microplastics, plastic pollution

Charlotte Jameson, Michigan LCV's policy manager, discusses the issue of microplastics in the Great Lakes with State Representative Christine Greig.

Clean Power Plan is breath of fresh air for Michiganders

Tags: clean air, clean energy, Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan (CPP) will provide a literal breath of fresh air for millions of Americans, including children and families right here in Michigan.

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.