CVNM Blog


Big Oil is trying to buy our public lands

How much is big oil willing to pay to buy the New Mexico State Land Office? As much as it takes. According to recent campaign finance reports, oil and gas giant Chevron has cut a $2 million check payable to a political action committee that favors Land Commissioner candidate Pat Lyons. Why is that a [read more…]


Volunteer to help elect pro-conservation, CVNM-endorsed candidates

Through one-on-one conversations with voters, our people-powered campaigns will directly combat the millions of dollars that extractive industries are fronting to buy these elections. Volunteers are the heart of every political campaign. Find volunteer opportunities for your CVNM-endorsed candidates below and reach out via the contact information we’ve gathered for each candidate*: Governor & Lt. [read more…]


Our public lands tell our history – keep them protected

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has protected public places in every state, but it’s about to expire. Tell Congress to fully fund the preservation of our nation’s history before Sept. 30.» Tell Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund Our public lands and waters are under attack like never before, and America’s [read more…]


CVNM endorses in House, PRC, statewide races

After Conservation Voters supported our successful primary election efforts, we got back to work identifying the best conservation candidates in the upcoming general election. Today, we’re excited to announce our full slate of endorsements for the important election on Nov. 6. We can’t thank our supporters enough for all you do to make New Mexico [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…]


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…]


Two weekends in June: Help keep New Mexico paintable

New Mexico is famously paintable. Our rich cultural history and beautiful landscapes have been drawing artists here for generations. Support Local Artists and Conservation Voters New Mexico Oakley Art Studio and City of Mud art gallery will be open for a special event June 16-17 and 23-24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Several featured artists will donate [read more…]


CVNM joins national campaign to save our best parks program

America’s most important conservation and recreation program will expire in less than a year unless Congress acts. For 52 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has protected national parks and open spaces in every corner of the United States. But in less than 52 weeks, it could be gone forever and along with [read more…]


What do voters want? Conservation candidates!

Tuesday night’s primary was a big night of wins and some disappointments, but overall the primary election was a huge success for candidates who made it clear that they care about New Mexico’s air, land, water and communities. None of this would have been possible without you! Thank you for supporting Conservation Voters New Mexico [read more…]


Halt Holtec: get involved

Have you heard about the proposed Holtec facility in southeastern New Mexico? An international company called Holtec wants to bring high-level radioactive waste from for-profit nuclear reactors around the country and store it at a site between Carlsbad and Hobbs. Tax payers would be on the hook for this facility, not to mention the dangers [read more…]