Press Releases


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…]


NMOGA Coordinates with Dark Money Group to Distort Public Discourse on Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 DC-based anti-clean energy group, to distort public discourse and [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…]


CVNM Statement in Response to PNM’s Plan to Abandon the San Juan Generating Station

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SANTA FE, N.M. – Today, PNM filed to abandon San Juan Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant in the Four Corners region. Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) Political and Legislative Director Ben Shelton issued the following statement: “PNM’s filing is a start toward meeting the goals of the Energy Transition Act – [read more…]


CVNM Launches 2019 Conservation Scorecard

SANTA FE, N.M. – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), the leading environmental advocacy organization in New Mexico, is releasing the statewide Conservation Scorecard for the 2019 legislative session. In the Scorecard, CVNM analyzes and reports on the votes cast by legislators on the most critical issues affecting our air, land and water in a [read more…]


CVNM Announces Key Administrative Policy Priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Focus will be on methane capture, Gila Diversion and Volkswagen Settlement Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), the leading statewide environmental advocacy organization in the state, announces key administration priorities under the new administration. As Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration continues its transition, CVNM will focus on three [read more…]


CVNM Statement on Governor Signing the Energy Transition Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed The Energy Transition Act (SB 489) into law. In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statement: “New Mexicans sent a strong message in the 2018 election that they support action on the climate crisis and [read more…]