Press Releases

CVNM Invests $2 Million in NM General Election

TO: Interested Parties FROM: Demis Foster, Executive Director, Conservation Voters New Mexico DATE: Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 RE: UPDATE – FINAL COUNTDOWN TO 2018 NM GENERAL ELECTION CONTACT: Liliana Castillo | 505-819-7508 | In the 2018 election cycle thus far, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) invested over $2 million to elect Michelle Lujan Grisham [read more…]

$300K Ad Buy Exposes Lyons’ Record of Protecting Polluter Profits

Lyons Named to 2018 “Dirty Dozen in the States” SANTA FE, N.M. – CVNM Verde Voters Fund today launched a $300,000 ad buy, exposing New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands candidate Pat Lyons’ record of siding with campaign contributors, specifically those in the oil and gas industry, over ensuring New Mexicans maintain access to public [read more…]

CVNM Verde Voters Fund launches $500k ad campaign exposing Pearce’s ties to the oil and gas industry

STEVE PEARCE NAMED TO STATE LCV’S 2018 “DIRTY DOZEN IN THE STATES” $500k ad buy exposes Pearce’s record of putting the interests of the oil and gas industry over the health and wellbeing of New Mexicans SANTA FE, N.M. – CVNM Verde Voters Fund today announced Republican nominee for New Mexico Governor Representative Steve Pearce’s [read more…]

CVNM endorses in House, PRC, statewide races

SANTA FE, N.M. – Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), via its coordinated political action committee CVNM Action Fund, continues its efforts to build a strong political voice for our environment by endorsing candidates who will work for a healthy future for New Mexico’s air, land, water and communities. Today, CVNM announces endorsement of candidates for [read more…]

CVNM Releases 2017-2018 Conservation Scorecard

CVNM Releases 2017-2018 Conservation Scorecard **Full Scorecard Available Online** SANTA FE, N.M. – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), the leading environmental advocacy organization in New Mexico, released the statewide Conservation Scorecard for the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions. In the Scorecard, CVNM reports the votes cast by legislators on the most critical issues affecting [read more…]

Voters Overwhelmingly Choose Pro-Conservation Candidates in New Mexico’s Primary Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M. – Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), via its political action committees CVNM Action Fund and CVNM Verde Voters Fund, continues to build a strong political voice for New Mexico’s environment by electing pro-conservation candidates who will work to protect our air, land, water and the health of our communities. [read more…]

Conservative groups funded by energy corporations pour money into final days of New Mexico’s primary election

​Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, campaigns and political action committees reported their contributions and expenditures to the Secretary of State. Of note: A SuperPAC called NM Strong filings state that they are entirely funded by Chevron and Mack Energy. The filing also identifies plans to spend large amounts of money in the final days before [read more…]

CVNM Statement in Response to Gov. Martinez pocket vetoing Senate Bill 79 to Restore the Solar Tax Credit

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Governor Susana Martinez pocket vetoed Senate Bill 79 which would have restored New Mexico’s Solar Tax Credit. In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico Legislative Director Ben Shelton issued the following statement: “Despite winning bipartisan support in the legislature for the second time, Gov. Martinez chose to pocket veto Senate Bill [read more…]

Environmental Advocacy Key in Making Progress on Renewable Energy Issues at 2018 New Mexico Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Enchantment, advocated for or against 60 pieces of legislation at the State Capitol during NM’s 2018 Legislative Session. “The 2018 legislative session presented [read more…]

CVNM Statement in Response to BLM’s Revised Methane Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the Trump administration proposed a new Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, which guts the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) 2016 rule. The rule aims to limit wasteful venting and flaring of methane from oil and gas operations on public lands. This impacts New Mexicans directly due to [read more…]