Park Service Report: Obama Water Bottle Ban Had ‘Significant’ Benefits

"An internal National Park Service (NPS) staff report concluded that an Obama administration effort to ban sales of bottled water at some parks had 'significant environmental benefits.'"

The report was released publicly in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, more than a month after the NPS rescinded the policy, which had been opposed by the bottled water industry and some Republicans.

In the report prepared in May, NPS staff estimated that on an annual basis, at least 1.32 million disposable plastic water bottles, and up to 2.01 million, were not purchased due to the 2011 policy."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill September 25, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 09/26/2017