New Mexico Environmental Law Center
The mission of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center is to protect New Mexico's natural environment and communities through legal and policy advocacy and public education.
The New Mexico Environmental Law Center addresses impacts on New Mexico's environment caused by pollution and irresponsible development. This includes work to protect or improve water, air, and land.
We also work to prevent or mitigate impacts on human health and cultural sites.
The majority of the Law Center's clients reside in low-income communities and/or communities of color; in fact, the Law Center is the only non-profit law firm in New Mexico that specializes in environmental justice law.
The communities that the Law Center represent traditionally lack the technical expertise, resources and political power to make their voices heard when decisions concerning their communities are being made; Law Center attorneys help them participate effectively in legal and administrative proceedings that affect them.