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Friday, May 24, 2013

If only Arkansas had a big beer industry

Posted By on Fri, May 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM

MORE OF THIS?
  • Spaten Munchen
  • MORE OF THIS?

OR MORE OF THIS: Fracking sludge once dumped improperly in White County.
  • OR MORE OF THIS: Fracking sludge once dumped improperly in White County.
I heard this on NPR this morning and wondered if Jason Rapert would trade fracking for seven or eight of the world's biggest breweries.

I would.

From The Telegraph:

German brewers have warned Chancellor Angela Merkel that any law allowing the controversial drilling technique known as fracking could damage the country's cherished beer industry.

The Brauer-Bund beer association is worried that fracking for shale gas, which involves pumping water and chemicals at high pressure into the ground, could pollute water used for brewing and break a 500-year-old industry rule on water purity.

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