Not only is clean water critical for our health and our economy—it’s essential to making a great-tasting pint. That’s why more than 100 breweries have joined NRDC’s fight to protect the Clean Water Act. Brewers for Clean Water (BFCW) advocate for measures that safeguard their water sources from upstream pollution and keep waterways clean for their downstream neighbors.
Brewers for Clean Water members include craft breweries from all over the United States. By participating in the BFCW campaign, members have the opportunity to support smart, responsible policies and speak directly to lawmakers, the media, and their customers about the importance of clean water for good beer.
One major fight of the BFCW campaign is to save the Clean Water Rule, which clarifies the scope of the 1972 Clean Water Act and protects vulnerable waterways from pollution and destruction. Brewers for Clean Water members were instrumental in persuading the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt this important rule. Now they’re working hard against efforts to weaken protections.