Press Releases


Oil Conservation Commission Finalizes Rule on Methane Waste

New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission finalizes oil and gas venting, flaring rule; leak detection and repair rule forthcoming Mar 25, 2021 Today, the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission (OCC) finalized a new rule proposed by the state’s Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) to limit venting and flaring of methane by the oil and [read more…]


Roxy’s Law to Outlaw Trapping Passes Senate Conservation Committee

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2021 Contacts: Jessica Johnson, Animal Protection Voters, (505) 220-6656, jessica@apvnm.org Chris Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177, csmith@wildearthguardians.org “ROXY’S LAW,” BILL TO OUTLAW TRAPS, SNARES, AND WILDLIFE POISONS ON PUBLIC LAND, PASSES SENATE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE SANTA FE, N.M.—Today Senate Bill 32, the Wildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act, a.k.a. “Roxy’s Law,” [read more…]


Press Release: New Mexico Conservation Organizations Celebrate President Biden’s Bold Executive Actions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 NEW MEXICO CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS CELEBRATE PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BOLD EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO REFORM OIL AND GAS LEASING ON PUBLIC LANDS AND SET A NATIONAL 30X30 STANDARD Administration Promises to Safeguard 30% of the Nation’s Land and Water by 2030 and Pause New Oil and Gas Leasing on Public Lands, Aggressively [read more…]


Congresswoman Deb Haaland Nomination for Interior Secretary Signals Historic New Direction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 17, 2020 Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s Nomination for Department of the Interior Secretary Signals Historic New Direction SANTA FE – With the nomination of U.S. Representative Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior, President-elect Joe Biden has signaled an historic shift in the direction the agency will take. President Trump’s two Department [read more…]


Report: New Mexico’s Clean Energy Economy Begins by Investing in Workforce Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 7, 2020 Contact: Isaac De Luna | idelunanavarro.ccp@gmail.com | 505.917.5501 Report: New Mexico’s Clean Energy Economy Begins by Investing in Workforce Development Albuquerque, N.M – A recent report by the University of New Mexico Center for Social Policy, commissioned by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, identified best practices and [read more…]


CVNM Releases 2020 Conservation Scorecard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Contact Ben Shelton, Political and Policy Director | ben@cvnm.org or 505.467.9480 CONSERVATION VOTERS NEW MEXICO RELEASES 2020 CONSERVATION SCORECARD Results show dramatic regional differences and a growing partisan divide despite widespread popular support for conservation values Full Scorecard Available Online SANTA FE – Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), the [read more…]


NM Advocates Welcome PRC Unanimous Approval of Plan to Exit San Juan Generating Station

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    Contact: Jamie Trafficanda, Western Resource Advocates, 720-763-3737, jamie@westernresources.org Mona Blaber, Sierra Club – Rio Grande Chapter, 505-660-6905, monablaber@gmail.com  NM Advocates Welcome PRC Unanimous Approval of Plan to Exit San Juan Generating Station Moving forward from the coal plant and applying the Energy Transition [read more…]


CVNM Applauds Passage of Renewable Energy and Wildlife Bills In 2020 Legislative Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Thursday, February 20th, 2020 Contact: Molly Taylor, 505-554-4115 or Molly@cvnm.org CVNM Applauds Passage of Renewable Energy and Wildlife Bills In 2020 Legislative Session Santa Fe, N.M. — Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), a statewide nonpartisan nonprofit organization that works to connect New Mexicans to their political power for a healthy Land of [read more…]


Landmark Legislation Increasing Access to Renewable Energy Passes First Committee

Landmark Legislation Increasing Access to Renewable Energy Passes First Committee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 Santa Fe, N.M. — This morning, HB 9 Community Solar Act (Roybal Caballero/Egolf/A. Romero) passed its first committee hearing, House Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee, on a vote of 8-5. This legislation provides for the establishment of [read more…]


CVNM Statement on Supreme Court Ruling That Energy Transition Act Applies to San Juan Generating Station Abandonment Proceeding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Media Contact:Molly Taylor at 505-554-4115 orMolly@cvnm.org CVNM Statement on Supreme Court Ruling That Energy Transition Act Applies to San Juan Generating Station Abandonment Proceeding Santa Fe – Today, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that the Energy Transition Act must apply to the San Juan Generating Station abandonment [read more…]