Press Releases


NM Advocates Welcome PRC Unanimous Approval of Plan to Exit San Juan Generating Station

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    Contact: Jamie Trafficanda, Western Resource Advocates, 720-763-3737, jamie@westernresources.org Mona Blaber, Sierra Club – Rio Grande Chapter, 505-660-6905, monablaber@gmail.com  NM Advocates Welcome PRC Unanimous Approval of Plan to Exit San Juan Generating Station Moving forward from the coal plant and applying the Energy Transition [read more…]


CVNM Applauds Passage of Renewable Energy and Wildlife Bills In 2020 Legislative Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Thursday, February 20th, 2020 Contact: Molly Taylor, 505-554-4115 or Molly@cvnm.org CVNM Applauds Passage of Renewable Energy and Wildlife Bills In 2020 Legislative Session Santa Fe, N.M. — Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), a statewide nonpartisan nonprofit organization that works to connect New Mexicans to their political power for a healthy Land of [read more…]


Landmark Legislation Increasing Access to Renewable Energy Passes First Committee

Landmark Legislation Increasing Access to Renewable Energy Passes First Committee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 Santa Fe, N.M. — This morning, HB 9 Community Solar Act (Roybal Caballero/Egolf/A. Romero) passed its first committee hearing, House Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee, on a vote of 8-5. This legislation provides for the establishment of [read more…]


CVNM Statement on Supreme Court Ruling That Energy Transition Act Applies to San Juan Generating Station Abandonment Proceeding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Media Contact:Molly Taylor at 505-554-4115 orMolly@cvnm.org CVNM Statement on Supreme Court Ruling That Energy Transition Act Applies to San Juan Generating Station Abandonment Proceeding Santa Fe – Today, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that the Energy Transition Act must apply to the San Juan Generating Station abandonment [read more…]


CVNM Applauds Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Leadership on Climate Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CVNM Applauds Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Leadership on Climate Change Santa Fe, N.M.— Today, the New Mexico Environment Department and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department released a report on their progress to meet ambitious climate goals set by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in her third executive order. The report outlines the tremendous [read more…]


NMOGA Coordinates to Distort Public Discourse on Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NMOGA Coordinates to Distort Public Discourse on Climate Action Polling shows New Mexican support of climate action at all-time high Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) applauds ProgressNow NM for shining a light on the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association’s (NMOGA) coordination with Power the Future, a [read more…]


New Mexicans speak out against EPA proposal to eliminate critical climate protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Wheeler questions EPA’s authority to regulate methane, putting climate, families at risk   (New Mexico) — Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler proposed to eliminate direct regulation of methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas, from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards. In New Mexico, this would mean that 4,700 new and [read more…]


NM environmental community releases guidance for state methane waste rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, NM – Today, advocacy groups in New Mexico concerned about methane waste from the oil and gas industry released a set of core principles to guide the state as it begins its next step in developing a rule to prevent waste and safeguard taxpayers, public health, the climate, and the [read more…]


CVNM Statement on Supreme Court Lawsuit Attacking the Landmark Energy Transition Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) responded to a lawsuit filed before the New Mexico Supreme Court asking for several aspects of the Energy Transition Act (ETA) to be ruled unconstitutional. CVNM Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statement: “The Energy Transition Act preserves the Public Regulation [read more…]


PRC Withholds $40 Million from Displaced San Juan Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commissioner Steve Fischmann Lone Vote to Uphold the Energy Transition Act Santa Fe, NM- This afternoon, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) dealt a devastating blow to New Mexico working families who need clean energy jobs by ruling that the Energy Transition Act will not apply to PNM’s case on the [read more…]