Ban fracking to protect beer production – I’m sold!

Utopian Dreaming

New York is a state popularly known for their clean, tasty water –it’s that ‘special ingredient’ in their pizza dough that makes New York slices so renownd.  But it seems that this may soon come to an end, if the state’s Governor Cuomo brings fracking to New York.  The owner of the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y., Larry Bennett, has spoken out against fracking in New York for the beer and wine industry.

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The industry employs more than 10,000 people in New York, and relies heavily on available clean water.  After all, 92% of an 8% alcohol beer is water, and this water comes from the ground below local brewers.  Bennett explains,

“As a company that’s dependent on water, we’re very cautious about our water. We pump 1 million gallons a year from three wells on our property; it’s pure when it comes up and we take care to ensure…

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2 responses to

  1. 

    This is starting to hit too close to home.

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