Issues & Impact

Safe, Affordable Drinking Water

Clean, safe drinking water is absolutely essential for all of us, and it’s more vulnerable than you might think. With pollution measured in parts per billion, we need to be vigilant about protecting our water.

Unfortunately, in recent years, Michiganders have experienced firsthand just how devastating water contamination can be. The Flint water crisis, toxic algae in our lakes, and oil spills in our rivers are just some of the threats facing our clean water.

But we don’t have to sit back and wait for the next crisis to hit. Our elected leaders can and should be taking proactive steps to prevent water contamination before it happens. Sadly, too often our leaders don’t prioritize this critical issue. That’s where Michigan LCV members come in – people like you have the power to make a real difference in the fight for clean, safe drinking water.

Together, we can make Michigan a leader in protecting our water supply. By getting involved, you can help safeguard our clean water for generations to come.

How Can I Help?

Thank Governor Whitmer and our lawmakers for enacting clean drinking water standards for schools

Filter First legislation requires schools and daycares to install water filter stations and monitor water quality to ensure it is safe to drink. This recently passed legislation will protect the health of children across the Great Lakes state and put parents’ minds at ease.

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Tell your lawmaker: Polluters should pay for cleanup, not taxpayers!

With over 24,000 contaminated sites in Michigan, we need to take action and that starts with holding polluters accountable for cleaning up the messes they made.

Send a message to your lawmakers today urging them to support legislation that would hold corporate polluters accountable for cleaning up and paying for their own messes. 

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Share Your Story

Our work centers around people like you getting involved and taking action. Your story is important. We want to know: What brings you to this work? By sharing your story, you can inspire others to get involved as we fight for a healthier future for all Michiganders

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Protect Michigan's Natural Resources and Public Health


Toxic PFAS in our Drinking Water

PFAS, commonly called “forever chemicals” because they take thousands of years to break down, are a class of more than 4,700 different manufactured chemicals. PFAS is an acronym that stands for Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances. They are linked to various health problems and PFAS contamination is a rising issue in Michigan and across the United States.

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Michigan League of Conservation Voters

All Michiganders deserve a just, liveable future, and we understand what’s at stake. We need to make sure our elected officials share our values. Achieving that is going to take education, advocacy, and political action.

And all three of those strategies rely on you — your commitment and your willingness to fight for justice and the people and places you love.


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There are big threats facing our communities and our state, but members like you are already making a difference.

You can help put Michigan back on track toward being a leader in the nation on clean water and strong environmental protections by helping us tackle the pressing issues facing our state and our communities.

Get Involved

Because people like you are stepping up and taking action, Michigan LCV has been able to win when it counts. With your help, we are prepared to win the next one.

Thank You!

Join the movement to protect the Great Lakes state

And we’ll show you two ways to help. Together, we can be a voice for change and protect Michigan’s land, air, water, public health, and democracy.