Press Releases


CVNM response to Gov. Martinez’ Final State of the State Speech

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Gov. Martinez delivered her final State of the State speech to the legislature. During her speech, Gov. Martinez applauded New Mexico’s oil and gas industry repeatedly and mentioned our burgeoning tourism industry. In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statements. “The oil and [read more…]


CVNM applauds Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Commitment to a State Level Methane Pollution Capture Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, candidate for governor Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a commitment to implementing a state-level methane pollution capture rule in New Mexico. In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) Executive Director Demis Foster, Board Member Kent Salazar and member Don Schreiber released the following statements: “We commend Rep. [read more…]


CVNM Statement on Secretary Zinke’s National Monument Report

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke sent a report to the White House “outlining recommendations he made to the President on some national monument designat​ions under the Antiquities Act.” The final report changed only slightly from a report summary that was leaked in August. While the report [read more…]


Conservation Voters New Mexico Releases 2017 Conservation Scorecard

  **Full Scorecard Available Here** Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) released the statewide Conservation Scorecard for the 2017 legislative session. In the Scorecard, CVNM reports the votes cast on the most critical issues affecting our air, land, water, health and communities during the 2017 regular legislative session. The average conservation [read more…]


Conservation Voters New Mexico Statement on the Rollback of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a proposed rule to revoke the Clean Power Plan. In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statement: “It is critical that we take action to address climate change and the Clean Power Plan is a [read more…]


CVNM Statement on National Monuments Report Obtained by The Washington Post

Santa Fe, N.M. – The Washington Post recently obtained and released a copy of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s report to the White House concerning the fate of ten national monuments across the country. In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statement: “It is a relief to see that Sec. [read more…]


Conservation Voters New Mexico Statement on Potential Changes to New Mexico’s National Monuments

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke sent a report to the White House “which included his findings and recommendations on national monuments that were under review.” The report summary included no details of what those recommendations were. The full report must be made public immediately. In addition, Sec. Zinke hinted [read more…]


Rep. Steve Pearce’s anti-conservation record is out of step with New Mexicans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Representative Steve Pearce (NM-02) announced his candidacy for governor of New Mexico. Rep. Pearce earned a 0% on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2016 Scorecard and in all his years in Congress has earned an overall 4% Lifetime Score. Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) Executive Director Demis [read more…]


CVNM Statement on Governor Martinez action on Rulemaking Requirements

For Immediate Release Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Gov. Martinez signed Rulemaking Requirements (HB 58, Gentry/L. Trujillo/T. Salazar/Ivey-Soto), a bill Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) supported during the 2017 legislative session and mobilized members to urge Governor Martinez to sign before ​today’s noon deadline. The legislature unanimously passed Rulemaking Requirements, which provides a uniform process [read more…]


CVNM Statement on Governor Martinez action on State Facility Renewable Energy Use

For Immediate Release ​ Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Gov. Martinez vetoed State Facility Renewable Energy Use (SB 227, Steinborn), a bill Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) supported during the 2017 legislative session and mobilized members to urge Governor Martinez to sign the bill before the April 7 deadline. State Facility Renewable Energy Use required [read more…]