Press Releases


Community members win recognition of uranium legacy waste impact at McKinley County Commission special meeting

For Immediate Release Gallup, N.M. – Today, the McKinley County Commission held a special meeting to reconsider a vote made on a resolution on January 3, 2017. The meeting was organized after a letter was delivered to the county notifying them of a Open Meetings Act Violation related to the January meeting. Leading up to [read more…]


Community Leaders Respond to Environmental Justice Advocacy Day at State Capitol

For Immediate Release Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and Juntos: Our Air, Our Water, a program of our sister organization CVNM Education Fund, hosted Environmental Justice Day at the State Capitol. About 40 community leaders from areas impacted by environmental justice (EJ) issues participated in the citizens’ advocacy day intended [read more…]


Environmental Day at the State Capitol Monday, March 13

For Planning Purposes Environmental Justice Moral Monday March 13: New Mexicans impacted by environmental injustice in their communities bring their voices to the State Capitol Santa Fe, N.M. – About 50 community leaders impacted by environmental justice issues in New Mexico will be connecting with their decision makers in the State Capitol on Monday, March [read more…]


The Community Solar Gardens Act puts community in charge of their own energy choices

For Immediate Release The Community Solar Gardens Act puts community in charge of their own energy choices Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, the Community Solar Gardens Act (HB 338, Roybal Caballero) passed in the House State Government, Indian and Veterans Affairs Committee in the New Mexico Legislature on a 5-4 vote. In response, Conservation Voters New [read more…]


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…]