Amigos Bravos

Because Water Matters — Since 1988

We have a vision of New Mexico’s rivers and streams running so clear and clean that you can bend a knee to the water, cup your hands, and drink without fear.

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2015 Taos River and Lands Clean Up a HUGE Success!

This year, with a focus on Miranda Canyon, a large illegal dumping site in Taos, 120+ volunteers pulled over 28 tons of waste from that Canyon and 1.14 tons from 6 other sites around Taos and Questa. 280 pounds of material was recyled and over 1,000 miniture liquor bottles ("shooters") were cleaned up from roadsides.

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Midnight Meadows Restoration Weekend Complete!

Thank you to Albuquerque Wildlife Federation, the Questa Ranger District and all the amazing volunteers that joined Amigos Bravos in a productive restoration weekend at Midnight Meadows in the Upper Red River watershed.

 

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Comments Needed to Support Our LANL Clean Water Victory

In response to a petition by Amigos Bravos, EPA has announced that it is making a preliminary determination that storm water discharges from urban areas of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Los Alamos County are contributing to exceedances in water quality standards and therefore require a Clean Water Act permit. Click here to send a comment to EPA in support of this determination. Comments must be received by June 15th.

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Victory! Court Rejects Plan to Expand New Mexico Coal Mine

We Won! A federal district judge in Colorado late Tuesday rejected a 2012 Office of Surface Mining (OSM) plan to expand coal mining at the 13,000-acre Navajo Mine near the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico. Navajo and conservation groups (incuding Amigos Bravos) sued OSM in 2012 over the illegal plan, which would have allowed strip mining of 12.7 million tons of coal.

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