By The Numbers

[ Photo: Franklin Peak, Nate Gillette / No Barriers ]

CVNM has published our Conservation Scorecard annually since 2005, and we have some interesting data to share over the span of 16 years. From 2005 to 2021, how are our legislators representing New Mexico’s strong conservation values? Find out below:

The Senate improved in overall performance on conservation issues in the 55th Legislature. The average conservation score earned in the Senate in 2021 is 61%, which is a 7% decrease from the 54th Legislature. At the same time, Senate Democrats increased their conservation score by 1%, while Senate Republicans decreased their conservation score by 25%.

The House of Representatives overall performance on conservation issues also improved in the 55th Legislature. The average conservation score earned in the House in 2021 is 61%, which was the same average in the 54th Legislature. However, House Democrats increased their conservation score by 6%, and House Republicans decreased their conservation score by 8%.

100%’ers and 0%’ers
By Chamber

Average Scores by Chamber

CVNM’s Cycle of Accountability

CVNM’s work to report to you about how your legislators voted on key conservation policy during each legislative session is part of our strategic approach to building power for the environment and ensuring New Mexicans’ air, land and water is protected. We call this approach the “Cycle of Accountability.”

Click on the name or number of any specific piece of legislation, and you’ll be directed to an individual page that features a description of the piece of legislation or amendment, the outcome of the measure, each legislator’s voting record, and more. Click on an issue name to learn more about that topic, and to see the full list of related Scorecard votes.

Topics:

  • Air Quality Air Quality
  • Effective Government Effective
    Government
  • Energy & Climate Change Energy &
    Climate Change
  • Environmental Justice Environmental
    Justice
  • Land Land
  • Water Water
  • Wildlife & Habitat Conservation Wildlife & Habitat
    Conservation

Priority Bill # Title Sponsors Topics CVNM
Position
Year
HB 9 Climate Solutions Act   more Brian F. Egolf
Angelica Rubio
Nathan P. Small
Melanie A. Stansbury
Mimi Stewart
Support 2021
HB 15 Sustainable Building Tax Credit   more Tara L. Lujan
Javier Martínez
Kristina Ortez
Linda Serrato
Support 2021
HB 26 Exclude Greenfields from Certain Taxes   more G. Andrés Romero
Support 2021
HB 50 Private Right of Action for Certain Statutes   more Georgene Louis
Support 2021
HB 51 Environmental Database Act   more Gail Chasey
Georgene Louis
Mimi Stewart
Support 2021
HB 76 EIB Permit Denial for Poor Performance   more Christine Chandler
Linda Serrato
Support 2021
HB 200 Water Trust Board Projects & NM Unit Fund   more Matthew McQueen
Nathan P. Small
Siah Correa Hemphill
Mimi Stewart
Support 2021
HB 206 Utility Affordability & Relief Act   more Joanne J. Ferrary
Kristina Ortez
Andrea A. Romero
Angelica Rubio
Melanie A. Stansbury
Support 2021
HB 265 Natural Resources & Lands Protection   more Kristina Ortez
Support 2021
HB 299 Improvement Special Assessment Act   more Nathan P. Small
Support 2021
SB 8 Local Government Air Quality Regulations   more Linda M. Lopez
Peter Wirth
Christine Chandler
Nathan P. Small
Support 2021
SB 11 Clean Fuel Standard Act   more Mimi Stewart
Nathan P. Small
Support 2021
SB 32 Wildlife Conservation & Public Safety Act   more Roberto J. Gonzales
Brenda G. McKenna
Christine Chandler
Matthew McQueen
Support 2021
SB 84 Community Solar Act   more Linda M. Lopez
Elizabeth Stefanics
Patricia Roybal Caballero
Support 2021
SB 86 Use of Water for Oil & Gas Operations   more Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
Elizabeth Stefanics
Support 2021
SB 103 Restricting Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticide   more Mimi Stewart
Support 2021
SB 112 Sustainable Economy Task Force   more Mimi Stewart
Support 2021
SB 149 Prohibit New Fracking Licenses   more Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
Patricia Roybal Caballero
Support 2021
SB 155 Energy Transition Act Changes   more Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
Elizabeth Stefanics
Bill Tallman
Oppose 2021
SB 419 Narrow Landowner Animal Takings   more Jeff Steinborn
Mimi Stewart
Support 2021
SJR 3 Environmental Rights, CA   more Harold Pope
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
William P. Soules
Joanne J. Ferrary
Support 2021