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Voters Overwhelmingly Choose Pro-Conservation Candidates In New Mexico’s 2018 Primary Election

Published by the Los Alamos Daily Post CVNM News: SANTA FE ― Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), via its political action committees CVNM Action Fund and CVNM Verde Voters Fund, continues to build a strong political voice for New Mexico’s environment by electing pro-conservation candidates who will work to protect our air, land, water and [read more…]


Primary outcomes shake up PRC

In the June 6th edition of the Albuquerque Journal, Journal Staff Writer Kevin Robinson-Avila reported on how the primary election outcomes will affect the make up of the Public Regulation Commission, including CVNM’s analysis of the District 5 race: The District 5 general election campaign will likely draw broad voter attention, since a win by [read more…]


Jones headed to defeat in PRC race

Thom Cole | Santa Fe New Mexican Sandy Jones, chairman of the state Public Regulation Commission, trailed in late vote-counting from the Democratic primary election Tuesday. Another PRC incumbent, Democrat Lynda Lovejoy, also was behind in a tight race. The parent company of Public Service Company of New Mexico, which is regulated by the PRC, [read more…]


Some Martinez vetoes get pushback

By Matthew Reichbach, NM Political Report Some vetoes by Gov. Susana Martinez are raising eyebrows among legislators and others—and at least one partial veto may be challenged in court. Wednesday was the final day for Martinez to decide whether or not to sign bills from this year’s legislative session. She signed 80 bills into law, [read more…]


Progress is being made on the Four Corners area

Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican In December and January, intense negotiations were ongoing over a Public Service Company of New Mexico-backed bill relating to the closure of the San Juan Generating Station, the coal-fired power plant near Farmington. This piece of legislation became one of the most contentious and well-covered bills of the [read more…]


NEWSMAKER: Street-fighting attorney general: N.M.’s Hector Balderas

Amanda Reilly, E&E News reporter Greenwire: Monday, February 5, 2018 CVNM quoted in profile on Attorney General Hector Balderas: Nearly 49 percent of New Mexicans have Hispanic ancestry. More than one-tenth of the state is tribal land. “Both of those populations have long-standing, very deeply rooted environmental values,” said Liliana Castillo, communications director for Conservation [read more…]


Senate committee votes to table PNM coal bill

By Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal SANTA FE – A complex regulatory bill aimed at setting a new energy course for New Mexico – and the state’ largest utility – hit a roadblock Saturday in its first Senate committee. The Senate Conservation Committee voted 5-4 to table the legislation, though the panel’s chairman, Sen. Joseph Cervantes, [read more…]


Senate panel vote dims chances for PNM’s coal-plant measure

by Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican A Senate committee dealt a blow to Public Service Company of New Mexico on Saturday by voting to stall a bill allowing the utility to sell bonds to pay for the early closing of a coal-burning power plant in northwestern New Mexico. The Senate Conservation Committee voted 5-4 [read more…]


CVNM Releases 2018 Legislative Priorities

CVNM News published in the Los Alamos Daily Post SANTA FE ― Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) released its legislative priorities Thursday, outlined in the first edition of CVNM’s legislative agenda, which includes priorities such as using Volkswagen settlement funds to transition from dirty diesel to clean electric school buses, protecting the Gila River and protecting [read more…]


CVNM Releases 2018 Legislative Priorities

Published on KRWG Commentary: SANTA FE, N.M – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) released its legislative priorities, outlined in the first edition of CVNM’s legislative agenda, which includes priorities such as using Volkswagen settlement funds to transition from dirty diesel to clean electric school buses, protecting the Gila River and protecting ratepayers from PNM’s [read more…]