2019

Issue Spotlight:
The Energy Transition Act

In the 2019 legislative session, New Mexico passed landmark climate legislation in the Energy Transition Act (ETA, SB 489). The bill was supported by a broad coalition composed of labor groups, community advocacy organizations, rural electric co-ops,utilities and environmental groups like CVNM. …

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2019

Quick Hits

Highlights from the 2019 Session Not to be missed in the passage of priority bill SB 462, creating the Outdoor…

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2019 Elected Spotlight

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Grade: A

The defining feature of the 2019 legislative session was the presence and influence of new Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. The short version is this: over her first 100 days, Governor Lujan Grisham has governed the way that she campaigned: energetic, full of ideas and not afraid to push the envelope.

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Past Scorecard Highlights, Issues and Spotlights

All Stories and Themes

Stories + Themes of the 2017 – 2018 Legislature

Carlsbad Brine Well Legislation to address the Carlsbad Brine Well sinkhole came up again during both the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions. The Carlsbad Brine Well is an abandoned salt cavern created by an oil and gas company on the verge of collapsing in the city of Carlsbad. The company that created…
All Issue Spotlights

Moving Toward Clean Energy in the Four Corners Region

In December 2017 and January 2018, CVNM was part of an intense negotiation of a PNM-backed bill on the closure of San Juan Generating Station, the coal-fired power plant near Farmington, New Mexico. This piece of legislation (Senate Bill 47) became one of the most contentious and well-covered bills of…
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The 2017 Renewable Portfolio Standard

During the 2017 legislative session, one of the most ambitious clean energy proposals that the state of New Mexico has ever seen was introduced. The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a requirement that for-profit, investor-owned utilities (IOUs) like PNM, as well as rural distribution co-ops, provide a certain percentage of…
All Stories and Themes
Aubrey Dunn and the Politics of Pollution
All Issue Spotlights
The Solar Tax Credits and You
All Issue Spotlights
What is “pre-emption,” and why should I worry?
All Stories and Themes
Stories of the ’15 and ’16 Sessions
By the Years: 2015-2016
2015-2016 Champions
All Elected Spotlights
Foul Legacy: Susana Martinez and the Politics of Pollution
By the Years: 2013-2014
2013-2014 Highlights & Lowlights
All Issue Spotlights
Economic Development Utility Rates
By the Years: 2013-2014
Heroes & Zeroes
By the Years: 2013-2014
2013-2014 Champions
All Issue Spotlights
What the heck is a P3?
All Issue Spotlights
The Fight for the WQCC
All Issue Spotlights
2011-2012 Green Deeds & Duds
All Stories and Themes
The Flip Side: 2011-2012 Sessions in Review
All Elected Spotlights
Governor Susana Martinez’s Inauspicious Start
All Issue Spotlights
Open and Transparent?
All Issue Spotlights
The Flip Side: 2011 session in review