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Craft Brewers Oppose New Water Pollution Loophole

Updated: Jun 8, 2019

Check out the below article by Becky Hammer of the NRDC. For the full article click here.


Today, 38 craft breweries around the country submitted a letter opposing the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to stop controlling pollution that flows through groundwater into rivers, streams, and lakes. The new policy, announced on April 15, would allow polluters to avoid Clean Water Act requirements by dumping pollution a few feet away from a waterway, or by injecting it underground, even if that pollution ultimately ends up in surface water. As a result, the proposed change would threaten drinking water sources around the country, including the water that many breweries use to brew beer.

The brewers that signed the letter are partners in NRDC's Brewers for Clean Water campaign. Here's what they said (and here's how members of the public can weigh in, too):





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