Category: climate & energy

More than 125 Rally for Electric School Buses Outside National Governors Association Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More Than 125 Rally Outside National Governors Association Meeting, Calling on Governors to Invest in Clean, Electric School Buses for Children The Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign includes parents, students, and activists calling for action to fight air pollution and protect children’s health SANTA FE, N.M. — More than 125 parents, [read more…]

New Mexicans are Directly Impacted as Trump Administration Issues Stay On Methane Pollution Protections, Withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is suspending standards to curb leaks of methane and other harmful air pollutants from new oil and gas wells and associated facilities. This announcement followed a commitment from President Trump earlier this morning to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. [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…]

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…]

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…]

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 Hosts Clean Energy Health Fair and Workshop

Albuquerque, NM  – To kick off the new year, Juntos: Our Air, Our Water, a program of Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund in partnership with LCVEF’s Chispa, hosted a community health fair and educational workshop on Saturday, Jan. 30 about the Clean Power Plan (CPP) that provided attendees with community resources and information on [read more…]

Conservation Community Spotlights 2016 Legislative Priority on Renewable Energy Day

Santa Fe, NM – As part of Renewable Energy Day, the Environmental Alliance of New Mexico (EANM) — a coalition of conservation, social justice, and public health organizations representing over 60,000 New Mexicans, convened by Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund — announced today that it is supporting legislation aimed at promoting job creation and [read more…]

Juntos & CVNMEF Statement on PRC Vote In Favor of PNM’s Dirty Energy Replacement Power Plan

Albuquerque, NM – In response to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) approval of Public Service Company of New Mexico’s (PNM) San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) Replacement Power Plan by a vote of 4-1, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) and program Juntos released the following statement: “The PRC has allowed PNM to [read more…]

RUBÉN ARVIZU: Cultural Perspectives in the Global Quest for Water

Union of Concerned Scientists & Juntos WHAT: RUBÉN ARVIZU: Cultural Perspectives in the Global Quest for Water with guests John Mitchiner & Adam Markham WHEN & WHERE: TALK: Thursday, November 12, 6pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Wells Fargo Theater 1704 4th St. SW, Albuquerque HOW MUCH: Free 516 ARTS and the National Hispanic [read more…]