Category: climate & energy


[Take Action] Tell Koch-funded agents that NM won’t be held back

The Energy Transition Act is being targeted by an out of state, Koch-funded political hitman. Tell them they’re out of touch and New Mexicans are ready for a clean energy future. Conservation Voters like you, and across the state, helped pass one of the most ambitious clean energy bills in the country. The Energy Transition [read more…]


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…]


IT’S A WIN: Energy Transition Act is law

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed the Energy Transition Act (ETA) into law. This win was hard fought, and we want to extend our thanks to the Governor, and driving sponsors Senators Jacob Candelaria and Mimi Stewart and Representative Nathan Small for their inspiring leadership. And thank you! Hundreds of Conservation Voters like you signed [read more…]


Energy Transition Act – Top Myths & Facts

Energy Transition Act Top Myths & Facts The Energy Transition Act (SB 489) is the most important piece of energy policy being debated by the New Mexico Legislature right now. It will ensure that transitioning to a clean energy economy is fair to communities most affected and PNM ratepayers. Governor Lujan Grisham personally led negotiations [read more…]


Big Oil is trying to buy our public lands

How much is big oil willing to pay to buy the New Mexico State Land Office? As much as it takes. According to recent campaign finance reports, oil and gas giant Chevron has cut a $2 million check payable to a political action committee that favors Land Commissioner candidate Pat Lyons. Why is that a [read more…]


Halt Holtec: get involved

Have you heard about the proposed Holtec facility in southeastern New Mexico? An international company called Holtec wants to bring high-level radioactive waste from for-profit nuclear reactors around the country and store it at a site between Carlsbad and Hobbs. Tax payers would be on the hook for this facility, not to mention the dangers [read more…]


Speak up: don’t let Zinke cut you out of the methane conversation

Defend public health and taxpayer money. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is rewriting a rule for capturing methane waste on public and tribal lands. The proposed rule falls far short of the protections our health and environment need. Submit your public comment now.» Colorado College’s 2018 Conservation in the West poll, released last month, showed that [read more…]


Trump’s coming after solar – urge your senator to fight back

Trump recently announced a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels which make up most of what is installed in the United States. Leaders in New Mexico’s solar industry have said this will slow installations and kill good-paying jobs in our state. This vindictive tariff will also put solar energy out of the reach for [read more…]


With your help, we stopped PNM’s coal plant bill in its tracks

After three and a half hours of testimony, public comments and debate, including testimony on your behalf by CVNM Legislative Director Ben Shelton, the Senate Conservation Committee voted to table the Energy Redevelopment Bond Act (SB 47) on Saturday. Nearly 300 CVNM members and supporters like you spoke up in one day, stopping the bill [read more…]


We’re at the table: PNM’s San Juan coal plant bill

By now, you may have heard about a bill moving through the New Mexico legislature that addresses the closure of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) and is garnering a lot of much-deserved attention. Senate Bill 47, called the Energy Redevelopment Bond Act, was proposed by PNM, New Mexico’s largest electric utility. The bill [read more…]