Help Us Protect the Pecos and Its Tributaries
In April of 2019, Comexico LLC, a Colorado subsidiary of Australian mining company New World Cobalt Ltd, acquired 20 Federal Mining Claims near Tererro, New Mexico, and the surrounding Pecos National Forest area. The company intends to start prospecting in the area for gold, copper and zinc.
Pecos Canyon, which contains the Tererro remediation site, is located approximately 120km north-east of the city of Albuquerque in northern New Mexico. It is an area that is still recovering from irresponsible mining operations in the 1990s that contaminated the river in the 1990s, causing the death of more than 90,000 trout and costing New Mexico taxpayers $28 million dollars in clean-up costs.
Even early stages of exploratory drilling could contaminate the Pecos River and other streams nearby, disprupting ecosystems and wiping out wildlife populations by leaking pollutants into the environment.
Many communities inside and outside the immediate region of impact rely on the Pecos River for clean, reliable water.
Amigos Bravos is part of a coalition of residents, business owners, guides & outfitters, sportsmen, local governments, farmers, ranchers, and conservationists that believes that this project has no place in the Pecos Canyon. We are demanding that a rigorous environmental review process before work takes place.