CVNM Blog


Our statement regarding events in Charlottesville, VA

The Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) family of organizations and programs, released the following statement regarding the events in Charlottesville. The CVNM family of organizations includes Conservation Voters New Mexico and Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) and its dedicated organizing programs that work with communities directly impacted by pollution, many of which are [read more…]


ACT NOW: Help NM go from dirty diesel to clean school buses

  The NM Environment Department is holding public meetings over the next two weeks to help shape how we spend our $18 million from the Volkswagen settlement. You can lend your voice. Attend a public meeting to ask the Environment Department to transition New Mexico schools to electric buses. Dirty diesel school buses emit dangerous pollutants [read more…]


Tell Pruitt: We need the EPA methane rule NOW

  Trump’s EPA is putting a two-year hold on critical rules to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. We can’t wait for clean air. Submit public comment and demand that the EPA implement the methane rule on schedule.» Last week, a study confirmed (again) that New Mexico’s methane “hot spot” is largely [read more…]


CVNM members and supporters are resisting Trump’s attacks

Attacks on our critical environmental safeguards by Trump and his administration have been fast and furious with no end in sight. But CVNM members and supporters have responded to let them know we are paying attention and we will be vocal in our opposition.  Here’s a report on some of the significant work we’ve done [read more…]


Land Commissioner Dunn attacking national monuments

This is outrageous. State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has asked the Trump administration to ignore New Mexicans and rush through a review to shrink our national monuments. Trump’s Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is trying to chop or eliminate 27 national monuments—and two of them are right here in New Mexico. More than 1,300 [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…]


Groundwater protection does not risk copper mining jobs

The Copper Mine Rule, adopted by appointees of the Martinez administration, does not adequately protect New Mexico’s groundwater resources. The Copper Mine Rule regulates how copper mines impact groundwater under mine sites. It represents a special interest carve out of the Water Quality Act (WQC) for copper mines only. Our allies at the Gila Resources [read more…]


Land Commissioner as oil and gas spokesperson?

This is un-be-liev-able. New Mexico’s State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn recently headlined a press conference for the oil and gas industry, standing with them to oppose nationwide rules to limit methane pollution from the industry. This is the state official whose job it is to help safeguard New Mexico’s lands…and he’s acting as a spokesman [read more…]


2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour

You’re invited! Get on board with the 2nd Annual Gracias Bus Tour and join CVNM in recognizing New Mexico’s elected leaders who put people above politics and consistently take a stand for New Mexico’s working families. Come listen to Jim Hightower as he discusses how environmental justice and economic justice are tied. Coinciding with the New Mexico [read more…]


Nuclear is part of the dirty energy problem

Add your voice to the outcry from western New Mexicans about the daily impacts uranium mining has on their health. If we speak up together, we can make it impossible for the Martinez administration to ignore us: nuclear energy doesn’t belong in any energy plans for New Mexico.>> Our nation’s leaders called for landmark action [read more…]