Tag archive for "legislature"


Water coma

If you have been paying attention to the legislature, you’ve probably heard someone say that “water is the sleeper issue of the session.” Those are the words of Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez. That was three weeks ago. Water isn’t asleep; it’s in a coma. If we don’t do something soon, our future will suffer. [read more…]


Water Wakeup Call

“This isn’t a regional issue; it’s not a partisan issue. It’s a statewide issue. It is an issue that involves each one of us as New Mexicans. We’re all in this together and we all need to step up and navigate our way through as we move forward.” That’s Conservation Champion and Senate Conservation Chair [read more…]


The RPS retreat

Two bills in New Mexico’s legislature this session represent one of many attempts in recent years to retreat from our Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). New Mexico’s RPS prompts utilities to diversify their energy production by investing in renewable energy sources like wind and solar, and holds them accountable to meet modest thresholds. HB 266 Renewable [read more…]


Fracking is all around us

On Wednesday, in House Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Chair Representative Brian Egolf, presented HB136 which would require operators to disclose all of the chemicals they use in their fracturing liquid. More than 2 dozen hands flew up when Vice Chair Representative Jeff Steinborn asked if anyone in the audience wanted to testify about [read more…]


Benefit corporations with a side of dental amalgam

You know, I’d always heard that being a news reporter was like choosing a new field of expertise every day. Now I know that this situation is common for work of all kinds. Today, CVNM’s legislative team sat in on committee hearings which heard bills about voting and elections, benefit corporations, dental amalgam and labeling [read more…]


What we’re fighting for

We’re 10 days into the New Mexico Legislative session but CVNM’s work to conserve our clear air, water, land, wildlife and way of life began long ago. For our environment, who we elect matters. Our work to put pro-conservation legislators in the House and Senate seats this session began prior to the June primary elections [read more…]