CVNM Blog


We’re hiring a part time Communications Associate

Overview Conservation Voters New Mexico and our sister organization CVNM Education Fund are seeking a part-time Communications Associate on a contract basis to support our teams from July or earlier through October 2017 while our Communications Director is on sabbatical. The Communications Associate will work in conjunction with a Marketing Contractor to fulfill the job [read more…]


Groundwater protection does not risk copper mining jobs

The Copper Mine Rule, adopted by appointees of the Martinez administration, does not adequately protect New Mexico’s groundwater resources. The Copper Mine Rule regulates how copper mines impact groundwater under mine sites. It represents a special interest carve out of the Water Quality Act (WQC) for copper mines only. Our allies at the Gila Resources [read more…]


Land Commissioner as oil and gas spokesperson?

This is un-be-liev-able. New Mexico’s State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn recently headlined a press conference for the oil and gas industry, standing with them to oppose nationwide rules to limit methane pollution from the industry. This is the state official whose job it is to help safeguard New Mexico’s lands…and he’s acting as a spokesman [read more…]


2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour

You’re invited! Get on board with the 2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour and join CVNM in recognizing New Mexico’s elected leaders who put people above politics and consistently take a stand for New Mexico’s working families. Come listen to Jim Hightower as he discusses how environmental justice and economic justice are tied. Coinciding with the New Mexico [read more…]


Nuclear is part of the dirty energy problem

Add your voice to the outcry from western New Mexicans about the daily impacts uranium mining has on their health. If we speak up together, we can make it impossible for the Martinez administration to ignore us: nuclear energy doesn’t belong in any energy plans for New Mexico.>> Our nation’s leaders called for landmark action [read more…]


Thank you for supporting strong methane rules for New Mexico!

I can’t thank you enough for taking time out of your busy day to submit public comment to the Bureau of Land Management, urging them to create a strong rule to reduce methane emissions into the air we breathe and minimize waste! Your voice is critical to making this happen. Recently, the oil and gas [read more…]


Add your voice: strong super pollutant rules right for NM

So many people attended BLM’s Farmington hearing on a new proposed rule to curb methane emissions that the room had to be moved – twice – to accommodate the crowd. While hundreds of oil and gas workers were bussed in to attend the hearing, the citizens who spoke were 2 to 1 in favor of [read more…]


How can you protect New Mexico this session? Here’s a start.

The legislative session began on Tuesday with Gov. Martinez’ State of the State speech. We heard what her top priorities will be for the upcoming session. The 2016 session is a 30-day session, dedicated to passing the budget. Only the governor has the power to allow bills The first step to getting involved is to [read more…]


Urge your Rep to support solar for all in NM

Last legislative session, the conservation community and CVNM members like you banded together to get the rooftop solar tax credit extension all the way to the Governor’s desk. Despite broad bi-partisan support for the bill, Gov. Susana Martinez chose to completely ignore the measure – ignoring solar’s benefits to New Mexico’s economy, communities, health and [read more…]


The Power of Voice

Yesterday, the conservation community demonstrated broad-based support for protecting New Mexico’s air, land, water and communities. We again saw the power of community members traveling to the State Capitol to express their views to their legislators. Citizens from communities impacted by uranium legacy waste in western New Mexico – Navajo, Acoma, Laguna and places in [read more…]