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Our State Budget- Making the Hard Choices to Protect our Water

April 7, 2019

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

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Making Polluters Pay in Michigan

April 3, 2019

From 1990 until 1995, Michigan had the strongest “polluter pay” law in the country.

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 the way for Enbridge Energy to build an oil tunnel t

STATEMENT: Clean Water Action applauds Governor Whitmer for taking action on PFAS

March 26, 2019

“For too long, Michigan residents have faced uncertainty about whether the water coming from their taps is safe for their families to drink. By requesting an administrative rule-making process to set a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for PFAS chemicals, Governor Whitmer has shown that she is ready to put Michigan families and our drinking water first."

Clean Water Action Applauds AG Nessel’s Withdrawal from WOTUS Lawsuit

March 15, 2019

"We applaud Attorney General Nessel’s decision to remove Michigan from a lawsuit opposing the Clean Water Rule.  As Michiganders, we recognize our water is precious. We can’t effectively protect the Great Lakes without also protecting the small streams that flow into them and wetlands that buffer them from pollution. Attorney General Nessel’s withdrawal from this dangerous and shortsighted lawsuit is a win for our drinking water and Great Lakes."


Extreme Weather Highlights Urgent Need for Energy Infrastructure Updates Across Midwest

January 31, 2019

Recent IPCC and federal studies are clear: we have to act now. Bold decisions are needed to decarbonize power girds and invest in renewable energy sources to . The polar vortex and deep freeze across the Midwest is another reminder that we need strong local and state leadership to fill the vacuum created by a federal pull back on action on climate.