Protecting The Great Lakes and Michigan's Water

Governor Inslee’s Statement on Line 5 Shows Bold Leadership on Climate

The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Program Organizer, Clean Water Action:

STATEMENT: Clean Water Action applauds Governor Whitmer for taking action on PFAS

“For too long, Michigan residents have faced uncertainty about whether the water coming from their taps is safe for their families to drink. By requesting an administrative rule-making process to set a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for PFAS chemicals, Governor Whitmer has shown that she is ready to put Michigan families and our drinking water first."

From We All Live Downstream

Erik McCleary testifying at USACE hearing wearing No Line 5 Oil Tunnel shirt.
September 9, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is continuing work on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Great Lakes Tunnel permit. Clean Water Action opposes the proposed tunnel project, which would put the environmentally and culturally important Straits of Mackinac at serious risk to benefit a tar sands pipeline at a time of climate emergency. We are asking the USACE to thoroughly review the potential environmental impact of the proposed tunnel before making their permitting decision.

July 26, 2022

Twelve years ago yesterday, on July 25th 2010, one of the largest inland oil spills in US history began in a creek in Marshall, Michigan.

17 hours later, someone noticed.

Picture of canvassers waving with Clean Water Action masks
May 5, 2021

My name is Emily Woodcock, and on Sunday, 4/11, I had my 10 year anniversary as the Field Canvass Director in Clean Water’s Ann Arbor, MI office.  I’ve been with Clean Water since Sept. of 2004, and I’ve been field organizing since July of 2002.