(Santa Fe, NM) – Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) today unveiled the statewide 2013 Conservation Scorecard. The Scorecard reflects the deep disagreement over the management of our state’s scarce water supplies.
“As our population grows and water supplies dwindle—exacerbated by the growing effects of climate change—we must work even harder to keep the water we have clean. Sadly, the votes tell the story: legislative actions to proactively protect our water were the exception, not the rule,” says Demis Foster, CVNM Executive Director.
For the third year, CVNM’s Conservation Scorecard is available online via a fully interactive website at CVNM.org/Scorecard.
The 2013 Scorecard includes 10 Senate votes and 13 House votes on issues which include water and public health protections, clean energy, and land and wildlife conservation. More than half of the measures scored this year affect our threatened water supplies. Unfortunately, partisanship on conservation issues is an entrenched and persistent problem. We know that all New Mexicans want clean air and water for their families and communities, but this isn’t reflected in the voting records of the legislature.
The Scorecard provides objective, non-partisan information about votes cast on the most critical conservation issues of the 2013 legislative session. In the Scorecard, CVNM assesses the impact of the session on New Mexico’s air, land, water and healthy communities. It also provides New Mexicans an evaluation of the conservation performance of the Governor.
CVNM is connecting the people of New Mexico to their political power to protect our air, land and water for a healthy Land of Enchantment. We do this by mobilizing voters, winning elections, holding elected officials accountable and advancing responsible public policies.
Contact: Liliana Castillo, 505-992-8683