Category: people & health


What you can do to support immigrant families

Our staff at the CVNM family of organizations is saddened and outraged by the events taking place on our borders. We have heard from many of our supporters that they want to know more about how they can get involved and fight back. Here is some information from our allied organizations who work on immigration [read more…]


CVNM Reaffirms Support for New Mexico’s DACA Recipients and Opposition to The Border Wall

In response to the ongoing debate regarding the federal budget, immigration and the border wall, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund (CVNM Education Fund) released the following statement from CVNMEF’s Juntos: Our Air, Our Water Program Coordinator Estefany González-Mendoza: “CVNM stands in support of New Mexico’s undocumented immigrant communities and families, and [read more…]


CVNM statement on the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA

Following the Trump Administration’s announcement to rollback the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Demis Foster, Executive Director of the Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) family of organizations, released the following statement: “CVNM stands in support of New Mexico’s immigrant communities and families, and the many volunteers and supporters of our organization that are [read more…]


Our statement regarding events in Charlottesville, VA

The Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) family of organizations and programs, released the following statement regarding the events in Charlottesville. The CVNM family of organizations includes Conservation Voters New Mexico and Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) and its dedicated organizing programs that work with communities directly impacted by pollution, many of which are [read more…]


CVNM members and supporters are resisting Trump’s attacks

Attacks on our critical environmental safeguards by Trump and his administration have been fast and furious with no end in sight. But CVNM members and supporters have responded to let them know we are paying attention and we will be vocal in our opposition.  Here’s a report on some of the significant work we’ve done [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…]


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…]


Thank you for supporting strong methane rules for New Mexico!

I can’t thank you enough for taking time out of your busy day to submit public comment to the Bureau of Land Management, urging them to create a strong rule to reduce methane emissions into the air we breathe and minimize waste! Your voice is critical to making this happen. Recently, the oil and gas [read more…]


Add your voice: strong super pollutant rules right for NM

So many people attended BLM’s Farmington hearing on a new proposed rule to curb methane emissions that the room had to be moved – twice – to accommodate the crowd. While hundreds of oil and gas workers were bussed in to attend the hearing, the citizens who spoke were 2 to 1 in favor of [read more…]


The Power of Voice

Yesterday, the conservation community demonstrated broad-based support for protecting New Mexico’s air, land, water and communities. We again saw the power of community members traveling to the State Capitol to express their views to their legislators. Citizens from communities impacted by uranium legacy waste in western New Mexico – Navajo, Acoma, Laguna and places in [read more…]