NMED backs “clean diesel” but there’s No. Such. Thing.

This is so beyond unacceptable. When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) busted Volkswagen for cheating on diesel emissions standards, my community and I were relieved to see that our state would receive funds to fight diesel pollution. But Governor Susana Martinez’s Environment Department (NMED) just released its plan for New Mexico’s portion of the money, [read more…]

Want a Superfund site with your coffee?

By Liliana Castillo, CVNM Communications Director On a recent windy and bright Wednesday morning in New Mexico, I left my house in Santa Fe at 6 am and drove out to Church Rock near Gallup to hear firsthand from community members who live a stone’s throw from the largest release of radioactive material in U.S. [read more…]

Community meeting on efforts to address uranium pollution

You’re invited to join us Friday, March 23rd as we share updates on community efforts to address uranium pollution in McKinley County by pushing for a local uranium task force to assess the impacts of historic mine waste and threats of new mining. Panelists include: Larry King with Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining, Anna [read more…]

CVNM & CVNMEF Reaffirms Support for New Mexico’s DACA Recipients and Opposition to The Border Wall

In response to the ongoing debate regarding the federal budget, immigration and the border wall, Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund (CVNM Education Fund) released the following statement from CVNMEF’s Juntos: Our Air, Our Water Program Coordinator Estefany González-Mendoza: “CVNM stands in support of New Mexico’s undocumented immigrant communities and families, and [read more…]

We’re hiring: Juntos Community Organizer

Title: Juntos Community Organizer Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt Reports to: CVNMEF Juntos Program Coordinator Description: Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) is a statewide nonprofit environmental organization that believes that protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico. We do this by engaging the people of New Mexico in our long-standing shared values [read more…]

Slashing Bears Ears National Monument is an attack on indigenous rights

“It’s just another slap in the face for a lot of us,” said Jonathan Nez, Vice President of the Navajo Nation in announcing five tribes have banded together to sue the Trump administration over its illegal decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent. Let these tribes know you support them. Sign our [read more…]

#GivingTuesdayNM: Help NM kids breathe easy

It’s Giving Tuesday, and we need your help to give New Mexican school kids a great gift: clean air and easy breathing. Give today and your gift will be TRIPLED! Hundreds of thousands of New Mexico schoolchildren breathe in toxic diesel fumes from school buses. Converting to clean electric buses that don’t spew exhaust would [read more…]

New Mexico wants Clean Buses for Healthy Niños – NM fact sheet

New Mexico Clean Buses Fact Sheet Dirty diesel school buses emit dangerous pollutants that kids breathe into their developing lungs, causing respiratory illnesses, aggravating asthma and exposing youth to cancer-causing pollutants. That’s why Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund’s program Juntos: Our Air, Our Water is calling on Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico [read more…]

CVNM statement on the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA

Following the Trump Administration’s announcement to rollback the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Demis Foster, Executive Director of the Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) family of organizations, released the following statement: “CVNM stands in support of New Mexico’s immigrant communities and families, and the many volunteers and supporters of our organization that are [read more…]