FORT COLLINS – Congressman Jared Polis and other local business and civic leaders will participate Thursday in a clean water roundtable hosted by New Belgium Brewing and the American Sustainable Business Council.
The roundtable is open to the public and will be held at New Belgium, 500 Linden St. It will cover the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule and make a business case for clean water in Colorado in the face of opposition from certain business groups.
Those interested in attending must RSVP online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoist-a-brew-for-clean-water-tickets-12578599931.
The EPA’s proposed rule clarifies what types of waters are covered under the Clean Water Act and reduce confusion surrounding the act in general.
“In order for us, and many other businesses, to be successful, we must have clean water,” New Belgium director of sustainability and strategy Jenn Vervier said in a release. “There is no substitute for clean and abundant water for our business, for communities and for individuals. This proposed rule will offer the clarity and certainty that we need to continue to grow.”
In addition to Polis, Joan Card of the EPA and representatives from ASBC, 1% for the Planet and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union will all participate in the discussion. The event will also include a tour of New Belgium.