May 2014

Report Demonstrates Importance of Water to Michigan’s Economy, Serves as Call to Action

A report released today by the University Research Corridor says that one in five jobs in Michigan are directly tied to the quantity and quality of Michigan’s clean water. While Michigan’s “Blue Economy” is a driving force toward economic growth, protections for our state’s lakes, rivers and streams are coming up short. Michigan LCV said the report should be a wake up call to elected officials to address critical water quality and quantity issues affecting the state’s freshwater.

Michigan LCV Says DEQ’s Proposed Fracking Rules Would Fail to Protect Clean Water, Public Health

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) said that proposed changes to Michigan’s hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” regulations submitted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) last week leave critical public health and clean water protections unaddressed. Michigan LCV, along with a number of partner conservation organizations, requested meaningful reform to adequately protect our state’s natural resources, but those requests were largely ignored.