Press Releases


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…]


New Leaders Forge Path for Environmental Protection in New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Passage of the Energy Transition Act demonstrates broad support for holistic approaches to environmental protection, equitable transition and clean energy leadership Santa Fe, N.M. — As the 2019 legislative session ends, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), the leading statewide environmental advocacy organization in New Mexico, announces the passage of key priority legislation [read more…]


New Mexico Advocates Hail Passage of Historic Clean Energy Bill

The Energy Transition Act will make New Mexico a national leader in addressing climate change while creating jobs and diversifying the state’s economy Santa Fe, N.M. (March 12, 2019) – Environmental, labor, and community groups today celebrated the New Mexico Legislature’s passage of the landmark Energy Transition Act (ETA), a measure that will boost renewable [read more…]


New Mexico Organizations Laud Senate Conservation Committee’s Approval of Landmark Clean Energy Legislation

The Energy Transition Act will reduce electricity costs for New Mexicans, leverage affordable clean energy, and provide economic relief to the Four Corners Santa Fe, N.M. (Feb. 23, 2019) – Today, a coalition of New Mexico labor, community, and environmental organizations celebrated the passage by the N.M. Senate Conservation Committee of the Energy Transition Act [read more…]


CVNM Statement on the Governor’s Energy Transition Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe – Today, Senators Mimi Stewart, Jacob Candelaria, Representative Nathan Small and a coalition of community organizations, labor unions, and environmental advocates introduced the Energy Transition Act (ETA). The ETA (SB 489) will reduce electricity costs; help San Juan workers; diversify and strengthen our economy; protect our air, land, water and [read more…]


Lawmakers, Governor introduce bill to create Office of Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Equity Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M – Lawmakers and the Governor are taking innovative steps to diversify the state’s economy by targeting growth and small business development in the outdoor recreation industry.  The outdoor recreation industry is responsible for $9.9 billion of spending in New Mexico, according to the Outdoor Industry Association. Today, State Senators [read more…]