Michigan News

Enbridge’s Line 5 Tunnel Scheme Endangers Great Lakes, Michigan Jobs

“Michigan does not need Line 5, yet our state bears all the risks associated with a devastating Line 5 oil spill and gets next to nothing in return,” said Sean McBrearty, Clean Water Action’s Michigan Program Organizer.

2018 Michigan Clean Water Action Vote Environment Endorsement Questionnaire

February 22, 2018

Thank you for your interest in receiving Clean Water Action’s endorsement. Clean Water Action is Michigan’s largest environmental organization with over 250,000 members located in communities acros

Advocates and Lawmakers Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Clean Water Act

October 18, 2017

“To fulfill the goals of the Clean Water Act, we must rebuild our water infrastructure, which will prevent billions of gallons of raw sewage from entering our rivers and lakes each year,”

Community Leaders Demand U.S. Rep. Fred Upton Answer for His Vote to Cut the EPA

October 3, 2017

“The reckless cuts to funding, staffing, and enforcement that are included in the proposed budgets from President Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress won't just put our air, water, and health at risk, they'll also put a greater strain on our state agencies and a greater burden on Michigan taxpayers,” said Mary Brady-Enerson, Director, Michigan Clean Water Action.

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Michigan’s Outdated and Dangerous Combined Sewer Systems

August 31, 2017

The biggest problem with combined systems is that during rainfall events the water flow often exceeds the systems' capacity.

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Nestle Seeks to Increase Water Withdrawal Limit Again

August 31, 2017

Nestle has again applied to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to increase the amount of water it is allowed to pump from wells near Evart, MI from 218 gallons per minute to 400 gallons per minute.