Protecting The Great Lakes and Michigan's Water

Line 5, image via: Oil & Water Don't Mix

Endorse the Decomission Plan

Take Action Now and Endorse the Oil & Water Don't Mix Plan to Decommission Line 5

Image via Oil & Water Don't Mix and National Wildlife Federation

The Line 5 Pipeline

The Company’s History

Water from a faucet / photo: istock

Support HB 5375—Drinking Water Standards on PFAS must be driven by science

Studies have shown that the current EPA advisory limit for PFAS in water allows levels that are too high to protect our health.

Urge your state lawmakers to investigate DEQ inaction on PFAS

Recent Freedom of Information Act requests have shown that Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality knew about PFAS contamination in drinking water, and failed to act for nearly six years, keeping residents health at risk.

From We All Live Downstream

Water from a faucet / photo: istock
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.

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.

Lake Michigan, photo: flickr.com/elviskennedy  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
April 9, 2018

Last week, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality did the unthinkable; they ruled in favor of Nestle in their controversial bid to double the amount of water they pump for next to nothing and sell back to us.