Protecting Michigan’s Waters: Infrastructure for the Future

MI Propane Plan Proves that Michigan Doesn’t Need Line 5

The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Legislative and Policy Director, Clean Water Action:

Michigan State Capitol Building

Michigan Currents | Fall 2020

In this issue read more about our work in Michigan to get out the vote for environmental champions, protecting our Great Lakes, updates on our Michigan legislature and endorsed candidates, our fight to shut down Line 5, how our canvass staff has shifted to organizing safely and effectively, and a recap of our 2020 Great Lakes Award Celebration.

Clean Water Action Calls for Immediate Water Infrastructure Investment After Dam Failures

Background: On Tuesday May 19th, 2020, the 95 year-old Edenville Dam failed in Gladwin County, MI creating flash flood conditions in bot

Clean Water Action: Trump's budget puts our Great Lakes and health at risk

Lansing -- The Trump administration today released its Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal.

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.

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.

Septic tank lid. photo: flickr.com/mmwm (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
May 9, 2018

Each year, 9.4 billion gallons of raw sewage flow into our lakes and rivers from leaking septic systems, but Michigan is the only state in the U.S. without a uniform sanitary code requiring periodic inspections of septic systems.