CVNM Blog


Immigration is a right – cruelty is a choice

Asylum-seekers, refugees and immigrants are being detained and held under horrific and cruel conditions right here in New Mexico. These are families who are seeking a safer life for their children. First-hand reports from those on the ground working to help these families are disturbing. Twenty-five people have died in the custody of Customs and [read more…]


How the PRC can Hold PNM Accountable to Protect Our Health and Climate in their Coal Plant Replacement Power Plan

The Energy Transition Act (ETA) set a nation-leading carbon-free energy standard and put New Mexico on a path to directly address the climate crisis. The bill also establishes a pathway for an energy transition in the Four Corners area by providing relief to workers in San Juan County affected by the closure of coal plants. [read more…]


[Take Action] Tell Koch-funded agents that NM won’t be held back

The Energy Transition Act is being targeted by an out of state, Koch-funded political hitman. Tell them they’re out of touch and New Mexicans are ready for a clean energy future. Conservation Voters like you, and across the state, helped pass one of the most ambitious clean energy bills in the country. The Energy Transition [read more…]


Know the Score: Conservation Scorecard Here

Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) is committed to connecting communities across the state with their political power. That means New Mexicans like you, [salutation1], need to know if your elected officials are representing your conservation values when it matters most – during the legislative session. CVNM worked tirelessly to monitor all legislation for impacts to [read more…]


It’s a Wrap: Governor Sign and Veto Deadline

During the legislative session, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) worked tirelessly with decision-makers and allied organizations to advocate for initiatives that help build resilient communities and protect our air, land and water. Over a dozen pro-conservation bills were sent to Governor Lujan Grisham, and we are pleased to announce that she has signed the vast [read more…]


IT’S A WIN: Energy Transition Act is law

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed the Energy Transition Act (ETA) into law. This win was hard fought, and we want to extend our thanks to the Governor, and driving sponsors Senators Jacob Candelaria and Mimi Stewart and Representative Nathan Small for their inspiring leadership. And thank you! Hundreds of Conservation Voters like you signed [read more…]


NM Creates First-Ever Outdoor Equity Fund

Governor Lujan Grisham has signed the bill to create an Outdoor Recreation Division and Outdoor Equity Fund (SB 462). The equity fund is the first of its kind in the nation and will ensure our state’s young people have access to the activities and special places we market to tourists. That’s just one of the [read more…]


How You Can Help a Bill Become Law

Below is a brief overview of a bill’s journey through the legislative arena and ways for you to get involved in this important process. Read the complete Legislative Education Series» Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) is committed to connecting communities across the state with their political power. That means New Mexicans like you need to [read more…]


Moving forward on the Energy Transition Act

As the Energy Transition Act (ETA) moved through the legislative process, indigenous community members raised their voices and concerns that there is “no just transition without indigenous consultation.” We agree. As one of the key players in the large coalition supporting the ETA and an organization that has made a commitment to addressing environmental injustice, [read more…]


One step closer to our clean energy future

This Saturday, the Energy Transition Act passed the Senate Conservation Committee on a 5-3 bipartisan vote! This landmark legislation would set the highest standards in the country for clean, carbon-free energy. CVNM has worked tirelessly on this bill for over a year and we are so proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with AFSCME, the New Mexico [read more…]