Water is rather important to beer

rare vos thumbnailBrewery Ommegang, of which 50 percent of its property borders land leased to drilling companies, says in a legal filing that it could be forced to move if fracking starts because of concern for its water supply. Fracking has become a very contentious issue in the greater Cooperstown area. [Oneonta Daily Star] [NYT] [via Jess]

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Well, that tears it. Was leaning against support of fracking, but not enough to man the barricades.

They may take our lives, but they'll never take ... our Hennepin!

Agreed, Alex. We gotta protect that sweet, sweet beer. Ban fracking now!

I say Chobani joins the fray. Tell Cuomo that if he allows our beautiful land to be spoiled by these careless prospectors, vital CNY industries and tourist destinations will go elsewhere. I bet he might change his tune then.

Luckily for you, Capital Region... You will be the last to experience the effects of fracking. Down here in the tri-city area will be first... then up to syracuse... and then over to you. So, basically... the Capital Region has potentially years before there should be any real concern. Plenty of spills will happen prior to the time it hits albany, and hopefully by then enough damage will have happened to ban it for good. This is best case scenario from my point of view, as it will not be stopped. Cuomo has done a great job, thus far. But allowing fracking - for me - really reverses all the great things he has done. His 75% approval rating will not be lasting once our water supply has been polluted.

Winemakers are getting vocal too.

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