Press Releases


CVNMEF responds to the Trump Administration’s Delay of BLM Methane Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, the Trump administration finalized a delay on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane rule until January 2019. This impacts New Mexicans directly due to the Four Corner’s “hot spot,” a cloud of methane the size of Delaware, hanging over the San Juan Basin. Conservation Voters New Mexico [read more…]


Families and Community Leaders Rally to Help New Mexico’s Children Breathe Easier on the Way to School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Families and Community Leaders Rally to Help New Mexico’s Children Breathe Easier on the Way to School ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today, concerned families, teachers and community leaders joined Juntos: Our Air, Our Water, a program of Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund in partnership with Chispa, at a rally to pressure Governor [read more…]


CVNMEF response to the Trump Administration’s Stay of the BLM and EPA Methane Rules

For Immediate Release Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, the Trump administration put a stay on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane rule and extended a 90-day stay to two years on the Environmental Protection Agency’s methane rule. This impacts New Mexicans directly due to the Four Corner’s “hot spot,” a cloud of methane the size [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…]


CVNMEF reacts to U.S. Senate Vote on BLM Methane Rule in Congressional Review Act

For Immediate Release Santa Fe, N.M. – In response to the U.S. Senate vote on the Bureau of Land Management’s methane rule via the Congressional Review Act, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund Program Director Molly Sanders released the following statement: “Oil and gas companies in New Mexico waste more methane on federal lands than [read more…]


Immigrant Community Leaders Create Local People’s Climate Movement Action on April 29

For Immediate Release Immigrant Community Leaders Create Local People’s Climate Movement Action on April 29 In Partnership with Juntos: Our Air Our Water and other environmental justice communities and organizations Albuquerque, N.M. – On Saturday, April 29, community leaders with Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund’s program Juntos: Our Air, Our Water have designed and [read more…]


CVNMEF and Juntos Statement in Response to Executive Order Attacking the Clean Power Plan

For Immediate Release Albuquerque, N.M.  – In response to President Trump’s executive order that attacks the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the only nationwide protections that limit climate destabilizing carbon pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund program Juntos Director Christopher Ramirez released the following statement: “The Clean Power Plan as [read more…]


CVNM Education Fund’s Rio Arriba Initiative Delivers Hundreds of Petitions Thanking Attorney General Balderas for Championship on BLM Methane Rule

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund’s (CVNMEF) Rio Arriba Initiative delivered over 700 petitions to Attorney General Balderas’ office in Santa Fe. The petitions were collected from New Mexicans all across the state, thanking Attorney General Balderas for defending the BLM Methane Waste and Protection Rule in court. The BLM’s [read more…]


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…]