Category: legislature


Know the Score: Conservation Scorecard Here

Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) is committed to connecting communities across the state with their political power. That means New Mexicans like you, [salutation1], need to know if your elected officials are representing your conservation values when it matters most – during the legislative session. CVNM worked tirelessly to monitor all legislation for impacts to [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…]


NM Creates First-Ever Outdoor Equity Fund

Governor Lujan Grisham has signed the bill to create an Outdoor Recreation Division and Outdoor Equity Fund (SB 462). The equity fund is the first of its kind in the nation and will ensure our state’s young people have access to the activities and special places we market to tourists. That’s just one of the [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…]


Serie de Educación Legislativa

Comó hablar ‘Legislatura’ ¿Cómo cambiamos lo que no está funcionando en nuestro estado? Durante la sesión legislativa de Nuevo México de 2019, escuchará hablar sobre las oportunidades de cambio, y es importante saber que cada iniciativa tiene el potencial de cambiar completamente el modo en el que vivimos. Cualquiera puede redactar una iniciativa, y después [read more…]


Legislative Education Series

How to Speak Legislature During the 2019 New Mexico legislative session, you will be hearing a lot about the opportunities for change, and it’s important to know that each piece of legislation has the potential to completely change the way we live. A piece of legislation can be written by anyone, and after it is [read more…]


Progress is being made on the Four Corners area

On March 11, the Santa Fe New Mexican published an important opinion piece regarding one of the biggest debates in New Mexico’s recent legislative session. The piece, authored by CVNM Board President Noah Long and Mike Eisenfeld with San Juan Citizen’s Alliance, seeks to tell the full story of the debate and efforts surrounding SB [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…]


NM’s 2018 legislative session: what we did with our members’ support

The 2018 legislative session has ended. We’re so thankful our members were on the roller coaster ride with us the whole time, taking action to protect our air, land, water and healthy communities. We really can’t thank you enough! Now that the hectic session is over, here is a report back on what we accomplished [read more…]