CVNM Blog


Our statement regarding the events in Charlottesville, VA

The Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) family of organizations and programs, released the following statement regarding the events in Charlottesville. The CVNM family of organizations includes Conservation Voters New Mexico and Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund(CVNMEF) and its dedicated organizing programs that work with communities directly impacted by pollution, many of which are communities [read more…]


ACT NOW: Help NM go from dirty diesel to clean school buses

The NM Environment Department is holding public meetings over the next two weeks to help shape how we spend our $18 million from the Volkswagen settlement. You can lend your voice. Attend a public meeting to ask the Environment Department to transition New Mexico schools to electric buses. Dirty diesel school buses emit dangerous pollutants that [read more…]


Tell Pruit: We need the EPA methane rule NOW

  Trump’s EPA is putting a two-year hold on critical rules to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. We can’t wait for clean air. Submit public comment and demand that the EPA implement the methane rule on schedule.» Last week, a study confirmed (again) that New Mexico’s methane “hot spot” is largely [read more…]


Our Senators led the fight against methane pollution

We have great news! After being pushed by oil and gas for months to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to roll back the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methane rule, a motion to debate rolling back the rule failed by two votes in the U.S. Senate. This is a testament to your commitment and [read more…]


Environmental Justice Day at the NM Legislature

Sign up! ¡Regístrarte! https://bit.ly/justiciaambiental17 Environmental Justice Day 2017 Dia de Justicia Ambiental 2017 Monday | Lunes March 13 | 13 de Marzo https://bit.ly/justiciaambiental17 6:30-7:30AM – Travel to Santa Fe | Viajar a Santa Fe 8-9:30 AM – Breakfast & Workshop | Desayuno & Taller 10-11:30AM – Visits with Legislators | Visitas con Legislantes 12-1PM – [read more…]


McKinley County Commission Meeting March 14

Join us on March 14th to tell the McKinley County Commission to do its job and protect our families and communities. Communities that have been living with pollution from uranium mines have asked the Commission to develop a local ordinance to put stronger protections in place to keep our family safe from mining pollution. Instead, [read more…]


Northern New Mexico Activists in the Roundhouse

Josa (left) is an activist with our sister organization CVNM Education Fund’s Northern New Mexico Organizing program working on oil and gas issues impacting health in Rio Arriba. Today, she joined our organizer Valerie Romero for Acequia Day at the State Capitol for the first time and got a tour in English and Spanish. Here’s [read more…]


Gov. Martinez is out of step with New Mexicans on the BLM Methane Rule

Just today, polling revealed that 74% of New Mexicans support the BLM methane rule. It’s disappointing that Gov. Martinez is opposing these common sense rules to reduce methane waste and save much-needed tax dollars, given how strongly New Mexicans support them. Once again, Gov. Martinez has shown how out of step she is with what [read more…]


McKinley Co Commission moves forward on ordinance!

Thank you for showing your support for McKinley County residents as they ask their leaders to adopt an ordinance to “pause” uranium mining to create space for community dialogue. Before Tuesday’s meeting, the Commissioners received a letter from Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, who voiced opposition to the moratorium. When his office commented publicly at the [read more…]


Martinez administration favors big donors over public input in Clean Power Plan process

Memorandum From: CVNM Education Fund Date: Dec. 15, 2016 Subject: Martinez Administration favors campaign donors over public input in Clean Power Plan State Implementation Process: big donations get Big Utility a private meeting, notes weren’t even taken at public meetings Contact: Liliana Castillo at 505-992-8683 or liliana@cvnm.org Earlier this fall, Martinez’ appointed Environment Secretary, Ryan [read more…]