The Alliance, a coalition of groups and individuals, works to protect the diversity of traditional cultures and industries, including farming and ranching, of the Southwest US as well as to support innovative projects that promote the economic and environmental well being of the people of the Southwest, United States.
We are in opposition to projects which endanger the health and well being of our communities while offering little economic advancement; a proposal of Holtec International to bring high level nuclear waste to south eastern New Mexico is one of those projects, as well as the renewal of uranium mining in western New Mexico and the proposed high level waste dump in West Texas.
We advocate for using the national labs to develop technologies that provide better long term solutions to domestic issues such as radioactive waste, converting from the lab's current central mission of manufacturing weapons of mass destruction.
The Southwest Alliance will promote regenerative policies in agriculture, land use that balances human use with wild life habitat, as well as reuse of fibers, and re use of metals and other materials in economic development. SWA will advocate also for policies that develop technologies to repurpose materials and promote land use policies that facilitate the repurposing of land use for successive generations without transferring contaminated waste to other areas.
We strive to educate on public policy that protects human health and natural resources as well as policy that poisons and exhausts the land, air, water, and all natural life including human life, and to advocate for changes in public policy to prevent any further degradation to natural resources from the use of destructive technologies, including nuclear technology. In addition, we will advocate for using the safest policies and best available technology to deal with all industrial wastes, including nuclear wastes from weapon production and nuclear power plants.
The Alliance will work for consensus on issues and use the Jemez principals in the decision making process