Category: people & health

Juntos speaks up about education inequity. Why? Because it’s all connected.

Recently, CVNM Education Fund’s program Juntos: Our Air, Our Water joined Global 505 for a press conference to call on the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) to hold true to their policy passed by the APS School Board unanimously in 2012 of supporting equitable and effective systems and utilizing the histories and cultures of our families [read more…]

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…]

#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…]

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…]

This corruption must stop

In much of New Mexico, the oil and gas industry is all around. The pump jacks dot our landscapes, meadows are interrupted by lakes of fracking fluid, we pass the trucks transporting crude on the highway and we smell industrial fumes. Being a state with ample industrial infrastructure, I assumed that safety was of the [read more…]

Share our ad to expose Gov. Martinez’ enviro legacy

When we elect public officials, we trust them to make sure our public resources work for us by protecting our interests now and for our future. Polling tells us what many of us already know: 80% of New Mexicans believe that corruption is a problem, campaign donors have too much influence over elected officials, and [read more…]

We Stand with the Standing Rock Sioux – find out how you can help

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the 280 tribes who have joined them to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota. The DAPL will transport 570,000 barrels of crude oil a day across nearly 1,200 miles. The pipeline crosses three rivers, including the [read more…]

15 states attack methane rules – our AG stands up for our health

For the first time since oil and gas became major energy sources in the mid-19th century, the EPA and BLM have set the wheels in motion to limit dangerous methane pollution spewing into our air—which we now know is damaging our health and our climate. We can’t let that protection slip away. Despite oil and [read more…]