Protecting Michigan’s Waters: Infrastructure for the Future

Michigan State House

2019 Michigan Legislative Scorecard

In 2018, Michigan voters went to the polls and voted overwhelmingly for candidates who promised to clean up our drinking water, hold corporate poll

Two children by a lake, caption: Michigan's water future is worth the investment

Support Michigan Clean Water and Green Energy Budget Investments

Governor Whitmer has proposed several important investments to rebuild our water infrastructure, protecting children from lead poisoning, and inves

Clean Water Action Renews Call for Governor Whitmer to Revoke Line 5 Easement Immediately

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

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.