"We need good water to make beer," Hindy said in a video, produced by Climate Desk, below. The idea that we could ruin our drinking water system through fracking, he added, was criminal. "You can't brew out benzene," Mackenzie Schoonmaker, attorney for water quality watchdog Riverkeeper, also said.
While New York has vowed to ban fracking from the areas that provide water to New York City, critics are unsatisfied with the draft regulations. Environmentalists say that toxic fracking chemicals, like benzene, methanol, and ethylene glycol (that stuff in anti-freeze), could still make their way into aquifers or buffer zones. It's for this reason that the Brooklyn Brewery has promised to campaign until adequate regulations become law. Watch the video below.