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A bold vision for New Mexico

A bold vision for New Mexico By: Charles de Saillan, CVNM Board President & CVNM 2020 Legislative Reception keynote speaker We are facing what many people are calling – correctly – a climate crisis. Two years ago, in 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report warning us that if we are to [read more…]


We’re hiring: Climate and Energy Advocate

  Title: Climate & Energy Advocate Status: Full-Time, Exempt Reports to: CVNM Political and Legislative Director General Description: Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund are a family of nonprofit organizations headquartered in Santa Fe, NM. Our vision is for New Mexicans to thrive in just, resilient communities where our conservation and cultural [read more…]


Tell PNM and EPE to support Community Solar

Utilities need to support making clean energy like solar more accessible for more New Mexican families. CVNM continues to advocate for Community Solar – but your utility needs to hear that you support it too. Send PNM and EPE a message now.» New Mexico’s largest electric providers need to support Community Solar They need to [read more…]


CVNM on methane rule

The Environment Department and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department are hosting public meetings this week and next week as part of the methane rule-making process. We’re at the Albuquerque meeting and share below the public comment Ben Shelton, Conservation Voters New Mexico’s political and legislative director, will be sharing on behalf of our organization. [read more…]


Immigration is a right – cruelty is a choice

Asylum-seekers, refugees and immigrants are being detained and held under horrific and cruel conditions right here in New Mexico. These are families who are seeking a safer life for their children. First-hand reports from those on the ground working to help these families are disturbing. Twenty-five people have died in the custody of Customs and [read more…]


How the PRC can Hold PNM Accountable to Protect Our Health and Climate in their Coal Plant Replacement Power Plan

The Energy Transition Act (ETA) set a nation-leading carbon-free energy standard and put New Mexico on a path to directly address the climate crisis. The bill also establishes a pathway for an energy transition in the Four Corners area by providing relief to workers in San Juan County affected by the closure of coal plants. [read more…]


How You Can Help a Bill Become Law

Below is a brief overview of a bill’s journey through the legislative arena and ways for you to get involved in this important process. Read the complete Legislative Education Series» Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) is committed to connecting communities across the state with their political power. That means New Mexicans like you need to [read more…]


Moving forward on the Energy Transition Act

As the Energy Transition Act (ETA) moved through the legislative process, indigenous community members raised their voices and concerns that there is “no just transition without indigenous consultation.” We agree. As one of the key players in the large coalition supporting the ETA and an organization that has made a commitment to addressing environmental injustice, [read more…]


One step closer to our clean energy future

This Saturday, the Energy Transition Act passed the Senate Conservation Committee on a 5-3 bipartisan vote! This landmark legislation would set the highest standards in the country for clean, carbon-free energy. CVNM has worked tirelessly on this bill for over a year and we are so proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with AFSCME, the New Mexico [read more…]


Kit Carson urges support for SB 357

Our northern New Mexico organizing program is working on advancing clean energy policies so that local communities will benefit from the economic growth and job creation from expanding the industry. CVNM and our partners at Kit Carson Electric Co-operative urge support for SB 357 at the New Mexico Legislature. From Kit Carson, benefits of Passing [read more…]