If you’re ready to get involved in an issue you care about, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters can help. Often something as simple as a phone call or an e-mail can make a huge difference.
Current Action Alerts:
Tell Your State Rep. To Vote For Michigan's Great Outdoors:
Michigan’s commitment to conservation makes it prime real estate for people who like to hunt and fish. With 36,000 miles of streams, shoreline on four of the five Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes and millions of forested acres, it has some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities in the country. So, who is actually on the ground protecting all of that area? Michigan’s conservation officers. And we need more of them to ensure our lakes and streams have healthy fisheries, and our forests stay green.
Right now, a bill before the Michigan House updates hunting and fishing licenses and raises enough money to hire 40 additional conservation officers. We can spend everyday fighting for laws and regulations that protect Michigan’s land, air and water, but we need more boots on the ground to put those victories into action. Hunters and anglers agree that more conservation officers will keep Michigan’s sportsmen heritage alive through better stewardship of the natural resources they rely on (which also means more trophy bucks and record setting trout). Let’s partner with conservation officers to support Michigan’s land and water. Write to your State Representative and tell him or her to vote for HB 4668, a bill that will allow for more boots on the ground and invests in Michigan’s natural resources. >CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION.
Get Tough on Toxics:
The Safe Chemicals Act is a bill that would protect American families from toxic chemicals by updating our nation's main chemical law --- the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). TSCA has not been updated in almost 40 years, and since then more than 80,000 chemicals have been produced and used in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required testing on only 200 chemicals, and only 5 of those have been restricted.
We are overdue to better protect our health and our families. Tell Senator Stabenow and Senator Levin that you want them to support Michigan's public health and environment. >Click here to take action
Protect Michigan's Biodiversity:
Legislators in Lansing are taking it upon themselves to drastically redefine conservation and limit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ ability to protect Michigan’s natural resources and endangered species. The anti-biodiversity bill passed in the Senate along party lines. Now it sits with the House Natural Resources Committee and Chairwoman Andrea LaFontaine. Legislators return to Lansing from Spring Break next week and protecting Michigan’s biodiversity needs to be first on their to do list. Contact your State Representative and urge them to tell Chairwoman LaFontaine to stop this bill and stand up for Michigan’s public land. >Click here to take action
If Chairwoman LaFontaine is your State Representative write to her directly. >Click here to take action
Make Fracking Safer:
Fracking poses a threat to Michigan’s freshwater for two reasons: First, it requires high-volume water withdrawals, between 5 to 8 million gallons per well, that cannot be returned to lakes or streams, and second, the water is tainted with an undisclosed mixture of chemical additives that are hazardous to our health. The oil and gas industry enjoys loopholes in federal laws like the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act that allow them to bypass regulations and disclosures that would protect Michigan’s Great Lakes and public health.
Fracking can be made safer, but we need to put pressure on our representatives to hold oil and gas companies accountable. Please write to your State Representative and tell him or her to require oil and gas companies to use a scientifically sound water withdrawal assessment tool before taking millions of gallons of water that cannot be returned to lakes, rivers or streams. Tell your Representative that the state should require full public disclosure of chemicals used to frack, so we know what is potentially in our drinking water. >Click here to take action
Don't see an action alert on an issue important to you? Contact your elected officials to express your opinion, or to ask what they are doing to address the issue: