CVNM’s 2017 Legislative Outcomes
The 2017 legislation session was the first opportunity for newly elected and veteran pro-conservation legislators to join together to do what we elected them to do: create more opportunity for families and businesses, including better jobs for everyone, that foster healthy communities. Despite strong pro-conservation leadership and an increase in pro-conservation legislators overall, politics got in the way of several key environmental policies that New Mexicans broadly support such as expanding our investment in renewable energy in SB 312 and the House’s failure to hear a bill to ban coyote killing contests, killing the bill one step from the Governor’s desk. Read our full wrap up here>>
CVNM and our allies successfully defeated 100% of the anti-conservation bills on our agenda. Read outcomes for each of the 82 pieces of legislation.
Did your legislators vote to give more tax breaks to oil and gas? Did they protect your right to vote? Did they support more renewable energy? Find out how your legislators are voting on issues impacting your air, land, water and health in our 2015-2016 Conservation Scorecard!