The Clean Air Promise campaign is a national effort to protect children and families from dangerous air pollution by obtaining commitments from our leaders to safeguard the Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) enforcement authority. The League of Women Voters U.S. has initiated the campaign at the national level, along with several environmental and public health organizations. More information on the League's campaign can be found at LWV.org
The League was one of the first organizations to speak out for the Clean Air Act and the EPA. Now we join others in seeking to renew America's promise to protect clean air and public health as embodied in the highly successful and popular Clean Air Act.
The Great Lakes, are perhaps the greatest resource on our "great blue marble." Scientists tell us that soon water will be more precious than gold and or oil; it will be more costly as well. Healing Our Waters (H O W) is a coalition of many organizations formed to create and expedite a national agenda to protect the waters we know and love.
One of the leaders is Chris Grubb of the National Wildlife Federation was a featured speaker at the 2004 LWVMI convention. HOW was just getting started at that time. HOW held their 1st convention in September of 2003 and have continued to the present. One very effective activity of HOW has been Lobbying Day in February; it has become a tradition.
In Michigan, the other area which merits great concern is the package of water-related bills presently in the Michigan House and Senate. "Great Lakes, Great Michigan" is an organization which has been working feverishly to encourage legislators to modify these bills to insure greater protection for Great Lakes waters. Clean Water and MUCC (Michigan United Conservation Club) have been involved. LWVMI is a member of both HOW and GLGM.