Protecting The Great Lakes and Michigan's Water

Urge your state lawmakers to investigate DEQ inaction on PFAS

Recent Freedom of Information Act requests have shown that Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality knew about PFAS contamination in drinking water, and failed to act for nearly six years, keeping residents health at risk.

Advocates and Lawmakers Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Clean Water Act

“To fulfill the goals of the Clean Water Act, we must rebuild our water infrastructure, which will prevent billions of gallons of raw sewage from entering our rivers and lakes each year,”

Great Lakes / photo: flickr.com/gsfc (CC BY 2.0)

We need a Michigan budget that protects the Great Lakes and our health

In early March, Governor Whitmer announced her first state budget proposal.

Michigan Governor and Attorney General Lay Groundwork for Protecting Great Lakes from Line 5 Oil Spill

LANSING, MI – Today, Attorney General Nessel released her highly anticipated opinion concerning Public Act 359, the law that would pave th

From We All Live Downstream

Michigan Capitol building / photo: Denny Green, Clean Water
January 28, 2019

Lame Duck Heroes and Zeros

The end of 2018 was record-breaking. After passing 351 bills over the course of the first 22 months of Michigan’s 99th legislative session, lawmakers passed a whopping 408 bills in a frenzied four-week long lame duck session. This was the busiest and the most environmentally destructive lame duck session in state history. Many of the bills passed were so widely unpopular that sponsors neglected to introduce them until after things died down post general election.

Great Lakes / photo: flickr.com/gsfc (CC BY 2.0)
December 13, 2018

As I take time to reflect on what we’ve done this year, I’m struck by the tremendous progress we’ve made together. We’ve done a lot in 2018 to ensure a future where all Michiganders have access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water.

Lake Michigan, photo: flickr.com/elviskennedy  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
December 3, 2018

The Michigan lame duck legislature is racing to pass attacks on our water before the new legislature and Governor are seated in January. We need all Michigan clean water activists to help fight back by making two quick phone calls, one to your State House Representative and one to your State Senator, asking them to oppose the multiple anti-environment and anti-democratic initiatives that corporate lobbyists have pushed lawmakers to pursue during this backward and unaccountable session.