Press Releases


CVNM and CVNM Education Fund react to NM Legislature’s Consideration of Re-defining Nuclear Energy as Renewable Energy

For Immediate Release Contact: Liliana Castillo at 505-992-8683 or liliana@cvnm.org Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee debated Nuclear Energy as Renewable Energy (HB 406, Brown). The bill was tabled on a tied vote. CVNM Legislative Director Ben Shelton and CVNM Education Fund Western New Mexico Program Director Talia [read more…]


Groups React to Letter Notifying McKinley County Commission of Open Meetings Act Violation

For Immediate Release Gallup, N.M. – On behalf of two community groups, the New Mexico Environmental Law Center submitted a notice of intent to sue today to the McKinley County Commission identifying a possible Open Meetings Act Violation related to a meeting held in January 2017. Groups signing onto the letter include Red Water Pond [read more…]


CVNMEF Statement Responding to Gov. Martinez’ Support of Repealing the BLM Methane Rule in the Congressional Review Act

For Immediate Release Santa Fe, N.M. – In response to Gov. Susana Martinez’ support of repealing the Bureau of Land Management’s methane rule in the Congressional Review Act, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund Program Director Molly Sanders released the following statement: “Just today, polling revealed that 74% of New Mexicans support the BLM methane [read more…]


CVNM reacts to Trump Executive Actions on Immigration, pledges support for all New Mexicans

For Immediate Release CVNM reacts to Trump Executive Actions on Immigration, pledges support for all New Mexicans Santa Fe, N.M. – In response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration and border security, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statement: “The communities that the CVNM [read more…]


President Trump holds no regard for public input or protecting community health and safety

For Immediate Release Santa Fe, N.M. – In response to the executive action President Trump took today to accelerate the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statement:“President Trump’s actions today clearly put industry profits before people. No amount [read more…]


2,000 Petitions Turned In Demanding A Healthier, Cleaner NM

2,000 Petitions Turned In Demanding A Healthier, Cleaner NM Latin(a/o/x) Immigrant Families Come Together To Demand Better Access To Clean Air, Clean Water and Clean Renewable Energy In New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–Today, immigrant Latin(o/a/x) community members and leaders came together with Juntos: Our Air Our Water to turn in over 2,400 signed petitions to Gov. [read more…]


2,000 Petitions Demanding A Healthier, Cleaner NM

Media Advisory – Planning Purposes Only 2,000 Petitions Demanding A Healthier, Cleaner NM Latin(a/o/x) Immigrant Families Come Together To Demand Better Access To Clean Air, Clean Water and Clean Renewable Energy In Albuquerque ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– On Monday, Nov. 21, immigrant Latin(o/a/x) community members and leaders are coming together with Juntos: Our Air Our Water to [read more…]


Latin(a/o/x) Families React To Trump’s Positions On Environmental Preservation For Years To Come

Latin(a/o/x) Families React To Trump’s Positions On Environmental Preservation For Years To Come Moms, Youth Leaders & Latinx Families Have A Clear Message For The Trump Administration: Our Families Will Continue Fighting For Access To Clean Air, Clean Water ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– Following the recent announcement by President-elect Donald J. Trump on possible candidates for his [read more…]


Obama Administration finalizes rule to protect public health, taxpayers, environment from methane waste on public lands

After years of advocacy by a broad coalition of partner groups across the West and in Washington, D.C., we are proud to announce that today the Obama Administration released new rules that will reduce the wholesale waste of natural gas by the oil and gas industry–the nation’s largest methane emitter–on our public lands. These rules [read more…]


Juntos Statement in Regarding the Clean Power Plan Litigation at D.C. Circuit

Albuquerque, N.M. – In response to oral arguments presented at the D.C. Circuit today regarding the Clean Power Plan, Christopher Ramirez, Director of Juntos, a program of Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund, released the following statement: “The Clean Power Plan is an important step by the Obama administration and Environmental Protection Agency and we [read more…]