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Advocate at the NM Legislature

Now that we have elected the largest pro-conservation majority in the New Mexico legislature in recent memory and a pro-conservation Governor, we have the most promising opportunity in a generation to pass bold policies to protect our air, land, water and communities. RSVP to join us! We need you! The urgency couldn’t be greater. A [read more…]

CVNM Releases 2017-2018 Conservation Scorecard

Do you know how your legislators voted on critical legislation that impacts your air, land and water? We can help with that! Visit CVNM’s 2017-2018 Conservation Scorecard to learn more. We want to know that our decision-makers are representing our conservation values when they head to the legislature to do the people’s business. Conservation Voters [read more…]

Our national monuments: what we’re working to protect

Here in New Mexico, the spectacular Rio Grande del Norte and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks national monuments are important because they celebrate our shared cultural heritage and protect irreplaceable lands and wildlife. Despite this, President Trump signed an executive order attempting to eliminate or shrink parks and monuments that have been protected by our presidents in [read more…]

How can you protect New Mexico this session? Here’s a start.

The legislative session began on Tuesday with Gov. Martinez’ State of the State speech. We heard what her top priorities will be for the upcoming session. The 2016 session is a 30-day session, dedicated to passing the budget. Only the governor has the power to allow bills The first step to getting involved is to [read more…]

The PRC chose PNM’s profits over people – hold them accountable

The Public Regulation Commission (PRC) approved PNM’s replacement power plan for San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) on Dec. 16. That means that the PRC allowed PNM to balance their profits on the backs of New Mexico’s Latino, Native and low-income communities that suffer the impacts of climate change, carbon pollution and legacy mining pollution. Half [read more…]

Tell the PRC: Don’t undermine renewable energy development in New Mexico!

There goes the sun… Yup, that’s right: New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission (PRC) is considering damaging changes to an important rule—changes that would devastate solar and other renewable energy production in our state—and further threaten our scarce water resources. Back in 2007, Commissioners Ben R. Lujan and Jason Marks established rules to enforce the state’s [read more…]

Water coma

If you have been paying attention to the legislature, you’ve probably heard someone say that “water is the sleeper issue of the session.” Those are the words of Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez. That was three weeks ago. Water isn’t asleep; it’s in a coma. If we don’t do something soon, our future will suffer. [read more…]