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 the MDNR: Stop the Expansion of Eagle Mine
Help protect the Yellow Dog River in the Upper Peninsula from the encroachment of sulfide mining. The Minerals Management Office of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is considering the application of Eagle Mine LLC to lease about 40 acres of land adjacent to the Yellow Dog River for their sulfide mining operations.
Michigan LCV is working with our partners at the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve and Save the Wild U.P. to come out strong in opposition to this reckless proposal. Before December 1st, the Michigan DNR wants to hear from Michiganders like you!
Tell the MDNR: Expand Saugatuck Dunes State Park!
Right now, we have an incredible opportunity to preserve 150 acres of precious and pristine sand dunes along Lake Michigan! The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is considering using the Natural Resource Trust Fund to expand Saugatuck Dunes State Park to include undeveloped dunes next to the current park boundary at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River.
Michigan LCV is working with our friends at the Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance to drum up support for preserving these amazing dunes. Before the DNR meet to discuss the issue on October 23, they want to hear from Michiganders like you! Submit your comment in favor of expanding Saugatuck Dunes State Park today >>
Take Action: Safer Chemicals, Safer Couches
US Senator Chuck Schumer (D - NY) introduced a bill that would ban the ten worst toxic flame retardants from use in upholstered furniture and children’s products, and allows the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban similar chemicals shown to be hazardous.
These chemicals are not only dangerous to human health but are ineffective in preventing fires. In order to keep these flame retardants out of our water, our soil and our homes, it is high time we take action against these toxic chemicals. Urge our Michigan Senators to support safer chemicals and smarter policies today! >>
Letter to the Editor:
You can also send a letter to the editor to voice your support for environmental issues. Call our Ann Arbor office at (734) 222-9650, for newspaper contacts and template letters you can tailor to your community. Read more about sending a letter to the editor >>