Category: accountability


It’s a Wrap: Governor Sign and Veto Deadline

During the legislative session, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) worked tirelessly with decision-makers and allied organizations to advocate for initiatives that help build resilient communities and protect our air, land and water. Over a dozen pro-conservation bills were sent to Governor Lujan Grisham, and we are pleased to announce that she has signed the vast [read more…]


Gov. Martinez’s actions on environmental bills

Gov. Martinez had until Wednesday, March 7 to act on bills that reached her desk, including the state budget. Here are the outcomes of the bills and appropriations we supported and opposed during the legislative session: Budget actions: Martinez line-item vetoed $220,000 from the budget for the Renewable Energy Transmission Authority operating costs in 2019. [read more…]


ACT NOW: Help NM go from dirty diesel to clean school buses

  The NM Environment Department is holding public meetings over the next two weeks to help shape how we spend our $18 million from the Volkswagen settlement. You can lend your voice. Attend a public meeting to ask the Environment Department to transition New Mexico schools to electric buses. Dirty diesel school buses emit dangerous pollutants [read more…]


Tell Pruitt: We need the EPA methane rule NOW

  Trump’s EPA is putting a two-year hold on critical rules to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. We can’t wait for clean air. Submit public comment and demand that the EPA implement the methane rule on schedule.» Last week, a study confirmed (again) that New Mexico’s methane “hot spot” is largely [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…]