Preserving our Waters: Regulating Michigan’s Failing Septic Systems. LWV Washtenaw held a statewide zoom presentation on April 26, 2023 featuring Jennifer McKay, Policy Director of the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. The topic was the pollution of Michigan’s lakes, streams and groundwater from human waste leaking from our failing septic systems. Michigan is the only state in the nation with no statewide law regulating private septic systems. Learn more about the problem and solutions by watching the recording.
Public Presentation: Climate Change 2023: Challenges and Solutions. Presented by Peter Sinclair of the Yale Climate Project, on January 19, 2023.
Read the Climate Change Resolution adopted by the League of Women Voters of Michigan on January 8, 2022.
Climate Emergency “Toolkit” – resources from LWV’s 2022 workshop
Climate Action Plan Power Point for Local Governments
Read Bridge Magazine’s June 30, 2022 article concerning US Supreme Court’s decision to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon dioxide emissions
The League of Women Voters of Michigan is one of 21 members of the Oil and Water Don’t Mix Coalition that continues to fight the operation of the Line 5 Pipeline through the ecologically sensitive Straits of Mackinac as well as a the proposed the construction of a tunnel.
Despite a November, 2020 order from Governor Whitmer, Enbridge, the pipeline owner, continues to operate the pipeline. Court battles are ongoing.
Many public health and environmental issues are threatening Michigan and its residents that need to be addressed by legislators.
Decision-makers in the Capitol need to deal with these issues thoroughly and swiftly, but they do not have to do it alone. Michigan Environmental Council and Michigan League of Conservation Voters, in conjunction with our many member and partner organizations, including League of Women Voters of Michigan, have put together an Environmental Roadmap for lawmakers and the new administration, a multi-year plan for addressing Michigan’s top environmental and public health challenges.