Press Releases


CVNM Verde Voters Fund launches $500k ad campaign exposing Pearce’s ties to the oil and gas industry

STEVE PEARCE NAMED TO STATE LCV’S 2018 “DIRTY DOZEN IN THE STATES” $500k ad buy exposes Pearce’s record of putting the interests of the oil and gas industry over the health and wellbeing of New Mexicans SANTA FE, N.M. – CVNM Verde Voters Fund today announced Republican nominee for New Mexico Governor Representative Steve Pearce’s [read more…]


CVNM endorses in House, PRC, statewide races

SANTA FE, N.M. – Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), via its coordinated political action committee CVNM Action Fund, continues its efforts to build a strong political voice for our environment by endorsing candidates who will work for a healthy future for New Mexico’s air, land, water and communities. Today, CVNM announces endorsement of candidates for [read more…]


CVNM Releases 2017-2018 Conservation Scorecard

CVNM Releases 2017-2018 Conservation Scorecard **Full Scorecard Available Online** SANTA FE, N.M. – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), the leading environmental advocacy organization in New Mexico, released the statewide Conservation Scorecard for the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions. In the Scorecard, CVNM reports the votes cast by legislators on the most critical issues affecting [read more…]


Voters Overwhelmingly Choose Pro-Conservation Candidates in New Mexico’s Primary Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M. – Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), via its political action committees CVNM Action Fund and CVNM Verde Voters Fund, continues to build a strong political voice for New Mexico’s environment by electing pro-conservation candidates who will work to protect our air, land, water and the health of our communities. [read more…]


Conservative groups funded by energy corporations pour money into final days of New Mexico’s primary election

​Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, campaigns and political action committees reported their contributions and expenditures to the Secretary of State. Of note: A SuperPAC called NM Strong filings state that they are entirely funded by Chevron and Mack Energy. The filing also identifies plans to spend large amounts of money in the final days before [read more…]


CVNM Statement in Response to Gov. Martinez pocket vetoing Senate Bill 79 to Restore the Solar Tax Credit

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Governor Susana Martinez pocket vetoed Senate Bill 79 which would have restored New Mexico’s Solar Tax Credit. In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico Legislative Director Ben Shelton issued the following statement: “Despite winning bipartisan support in the legislature for the second time, Gov. Martinez chose to pocket veto Senate Bill [read more…]


Environmental Advocacy Key in Making Progress on Renewable Energy Issues at 2018 New Mexico Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Enchantment, advocated for or against 60 pieces of legislation at the State Capitol during NM’s 2018 Legislative Session. “The 2018 legislative session presented [read more…]


CVNM Statement in Response to BLM’s Revised Methane Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the Trump administration proposed a new Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, which guts the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) 2016 rule. The rule aims to limit wasteful venting and flaring of methane from oil and gas operations on public lands. This impacts New Mexicans directly due to [read more…]


Community leaders ask legislature to support transitioning diesel school buses to zero emissions electric

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community leaders ask legislature to support transitioning diesel school buses to zero emissions electric NM’s $18 Million Volkswagen Settlement earmarked to reduce diesel pollution Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the New Mexico Legislature House Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard House Joint Memorial 6 – VW Settlement Funds for Electric School [read more…]


Coalition of Environmental Organizations Stand in Opposition to the Energy Redevelopment Bond Act in the New Mexico Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, a coalition of 23 organizations urged each senator and representative in the New Mexico Legislature to vote against SB 47/HB 80 – the Energy Redevelopment Bond Act. The coalition expressed unified opposition to the measures in a letter distributed to all legislators this morning. The legislature is [read more…]