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A bold vision for New Mexico

A bold vision for New Mexico By: Charles de Saillan, CVNM Board President & CVNM 2020 Legislative Reception keynote speaker We are facing what many people are calling – correctly – a climate crisis. Two years ago, in 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report warning us that if we are to [read more…]


Conservation Voters New Mexico Honors Representative Georgene Louis At 14th Annual Legislative Reception

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Contact: Molly Taylor, 505-554-4115 or Molly@cvnm.org Santa Fe, N.M. — Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) will present State Representative Georgene Louis (HD 13, Bernalillo) with the 2020 Luminaria Award at CVNM’s 14th annual Legislative Reception on January 29th. CVNM’s annual Legislative Reception is a dynamic gathering of policymakers, business leaders and community [read more…]


CVNM’s 2020 Legislative Priorities

CVNM’s 2020 Legislative Priorities 2019 was a significant year for protecting our public lands and investing in our renewable energy future. During the last twelve months, New Mexico established a new government office—the Outdoor Recreation Division—that is tasked with building a thriving ecotourism economy and increasing access for youth to the outdoors. The Lujan Grisham [read more…]


We’re hiring: Climate and Energy Advocate

  Title: Climate & Energy Advocate Status: Full-Time, Exempt Reports to: CVNM Political and Legislative Director General Description: Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund are a family of nonprofit organizations headquartered in Santa Fe, NM. Our vision is for New Mexicans to thrive in just, resilient communities where our conservation and cultural [read more…]


Tell PNM and EPE to support Community Solar

Utilities need to support making clean energy like solar more accessible for more New Mexican families. CVNM continues to advocate for Community Solar – but your utility needs to hear that you support it too. Send PNM and EPE a message now.» New Mexico’s largest electric providers need to support Community Solar They need to [read more…]


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…]


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…]