Category: climate & energy


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…]


Protecting our air, land and water in the 2018 Legislative Session

Here in New Mexico, our health, economy and communities are intricately linked to the quality of our land, air and water. We must work together to protect the Land of Enchantment. That is why each legislative session, Conservation Voters New Mexico’s legislative team identifies bills that, if passed, could have significant impacts on our air, [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…]


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…]