Michigan Blog Posts

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Tell Lansing Lawmakers to Stop Attacking our Water in Lame Duck Session!

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.

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

Why the Great Lakes Need a Good Lawyer: A Case for Dana Nessel

October 22, 2018

In our history as an organization, Clean Water Action has never endorsed a candidate for Michigan’s Attorney General. This year, we proudly endorse Dana Nessel, the lawyer our Great Lakes desperately need.

Protect the Great Lakes, Shut Down Line 5

We need action on Line 5, not political grandstanding

September 26, 2018

Shortly after Representative Lee Chatfield’s race for re-election chances in the 107th State House district was moved from the “Likely Republican” column to the “Lean Republican” column by Gongwer News Service, Representative Chatfield scheduled a last minute hearing of the Michigan Competitiveness Committee, which he chairs, for Tuesday to consider a package of insufficient bills relating to Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Other committee members were not notified of the hearing until 12 p.m. on Monday.

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Michigan Primary Elections are Tomorrow! Vote for Our Water.

August 6, 2018

Tomorrow across Michigan, voters will be head to the polls to cast ballots for candidates that represent their values and priorities.

Water from a faucet / photo: istock

Michigan Needs Science-Driven Standards for PFAS in Drinking Water

July 10, 2018

In mid-June, after months of pressure from Clean Water Action members and public health advocates, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) finally released their study on the health effects of PFAS contamination.

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Michigan needs a strong statewide sanitary code

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.