CVNM Blog


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…]


We’re hiring: Development Assistant

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund are a family of nonprofit organizations headquartered in Santa Fe, NM with a satellite office in Albuquerque, NM. Our vision is for New Mexicans to thrive in just, resilient communities where our conservation and cultural values guide our decision-makers and public policies. CVNM connects [read more…]


We’re hiring: Public Lands & Wildlife Advocate

Title: Public Lands & Wildlife AdvocateStatus: Full-Time, ExemptReports to: CVNM Political and Legislative Director General Description: Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) is a statewide, nonpartisan nonprofit committed to connecting the people of New Mexico to their political power to protect our air, land and water for a healthy Land of Enchantment. We do this by [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…]


[Take Action] Tell Koch-funded agents that NM won’t be held back

The Energy Transition Act is being targeted by an out of state, Koch-funded political hitman. Tell them they’re out of touch and New Mexicans are ready for a clean energy future. Conservation Voters like you, and across the state, helped pass one of the most ambitious clean energy bills in the country. The Energy Transition [read more…]


Know the Score: Conservation Scorecard Here

Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) is committed to connecting communities across the state with their political power. That means New Mexicans like you, [salutation1], need to know if your elected officials are representing your conservation values when it matters most – during the legislative session. CVNM worked tirelessly to monitor all legislation for impacts to [read more…]


It’s a Wrap: Governor Sign and Veto Deadline

During the legislative session, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) worked tirelessly with decision-makers and allied organizations to advocate for initiatives that help build resilient communities and protect our air, land and water. Over a dozen pro-conservation bills were sent to Governor Lujan Grisham, and we are pleased to announce that she has signed the vast [read more…]


IT’S A WIN: Energy Transition Act is law

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed the Energy Transition Act (ETA) into law. This win was hard fought, and we want to extend our thanks to the Governor, and driving sponsors Senators Jacob Candelaria and Mimi Stewart and Representative Nathan Small for their inspiring leadership. And thank you! Hundreds of Conservation Voters like you signed [read more…]


NM Creates First-Ever Outdoor Equity Fund

Governor Lujan Grisham has signed the bill to create an Outdoor Recreation Division and Outdoor Equity Fund (SB 462). The equity fund is the first of its kind in the nation and will ensure our state’s young people have access to the activities and special places we market to tourists. That’s just one of the [read more…]