Return New Mexico’s rivers to drinkable quality where possible; see that natural flows are maintained and artificial flows are regulated to protect and reclaim the river ecosystem; preserve and restore native riparian biodiversity; and ensure that environmental and social justice go hand-in-hand.
Our activities are guided by our Strategic Plan and Criteria. Amigos Bravos completed a new strategic planning process in May 2008 that will guide our work for the next 3-4 years. We will retain the strategic goals that have guided our work for the past decade: Restore Watershed Health, Hold Polluters Accountable, and Build a River Protection Movement. To focus and increase the effectiveness of our work, we will employ three action strategies to affect change across and within the strategic goals: policy development (and implementation), civic engagement (and action), and building community capacity.
Major programs and activities include: Clean Water Policy and Legal Initiative (state and national regulatory and policy issues), amending the State Constitution to declare an affirmative right to a "Clean and Healthy Environment", Los Alamos National Laboratory CWA litigation and stormwater permit, Molycorp/Chevron molybdenum mine Superfund process, support uranium mining-impacted communities in New Mexico, technical assistance and organizational capacity building to community groups, student-based water quality monitoring, appeal of the Albuquerque drinking water diversion permit.