Michigan is the Great Lakes State, surrounded by 21% of all accessible fresh surface water on Earth. Clean Water Action works to protect our freshwater seas and the waters that lead to them now and for future generations.
Michigan’s water belongs to all of us. Now is the time to protect our water and ensure it remains a public resource by reversing the water-bottling loophole in the Great Lakes Compact and extending public trust protections in statute to include groundwater.
In early March, Governor Whitmer announced her first state budget proposal. Much of the press coverage of Governor Whitmer’s budget so far has focused on her proposal to increase the gas tax by 45 cents per gallon ovcritical road infrastructure investments. The focus on a single aspect of the budget
Michigan once had the strongest “polluter pay” law in the country. In 1995 the polluter pay law was gutted. Today there are hundreds of sites across the state contaminated by corporate polluters, and yet Michigan taxpayers are on the hook to pay for cleanups.
In This Issue: Nestle’s Got A New Owner, But They’re Playing the Same Game | Great Lakes Awards Celebration This Fall! | MI Clean Water Plan: A Strong Start to Addressing Our Water Infrastructure Crisis | Take Action Today: Let your State Rep know you care about our water! | This is the Spring of the Water Protectors | What Ever Happened to PFAS? Nothing — Because it Never Goes Away | Take Action Today: Hold Polluters Accountable!
In This Issue: The Path to the White House Runs Through the State of Michigan | Voting Safely in Michigan | The Road to an Environmental Majority in the Michigan State House | Line 5 Tunnel Permits Move Forward, Despite Major Concerns | 2020 Great Lakes Awards Celebration