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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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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Recent Action on NM Dairies

With a coalition of 7 local, state, and national organizations, Amigos Bravos is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, Water Quality Protection Division (EPA) to increase its involvement in controlling the environmental and community health impacts of New Mexico’s dairy industry. We are also fully participating in the upcoming Dairy Rules Hearing on April 6th in Roswell, NM. These state Rules will specify measures to be taken to prevent water pollution and to monitor water quality around Dairies.

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Communities for Clean Water Youth Council Visits the Roundhouse!

On Thursday Feb 19th, the Communities for Clean Water Youth Council traveled to the State Capitol building to take a guided tour of the Roundhouse and see the Legislature in session. They learned about how bills become laws and the specifics of what happens in different parts of the State Capitol. The Council members were excited to see the Govenor's office and get a detailed understanding of Government in action.

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