(Santa Fe, NM) – Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) released a new tool today to shine a light onto Governor Susana Martinez and her administration’s decisions that affect our air, land and water. New Mexicans care deeply about protecting the natural resources we need for our families, our farms and ranches and our economy.
CVNMEF’s new website, SunshineOnMartinez.org, serves as the public’s window into the decisions of Gov. Susana Martinez and her administration that impact the air we breathe and water we drink. On the site, users can find responses to Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) requests, the original requests to the administration, related news, opinion and multimedia.
“Since before taking office, Governor Martinez has pledged open and transparent government,” says Demis Foster, CVNMEF Executive Director. “In decisions affecting our air, land, water and public health, it doesn’t appear that this pledge has been honored. This tool will help New Mexicans judge that for themselves.”
SunshineOnMartinez.org includes the Martinez administration’s responses to many relevant requests submitted under IPRA by CVNMEF, other public interest organizations and various individuals. We regularly compile media coverage of the Martinez administration’s record on conservation issues. SunshineOnMartinez.org is intended to serve as a “one stop shop” for those looking for information on Gov. Martinez and the decisions she makes about our air, land and water.
The site includes information about fracking, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, copper mine water protection rules, calendars for the director of the Oil Conservation Division, oil and gas pit rules, an air pollution reduction plan for the San Juan Generating Station, and more.
CVNMEF believes that protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico. It is our mission to engage the people of New Mexico in our long-standing shared values of protecting our air, land, water and the health of our communities. We do this by mobilizing people to advocate on policy, enhancing the voting process, encouraging people to vote, cultivating conservation leaders and amplifying the voices of those most affected.
Contact: Communications Manager Liliana Castillo at 505.992.8683 or 575.219.9619