Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban in National Parks
The nonprofit group Corporate Accountability International weighed in, too.
“The [bottled-water] industry has lobbied Congress to block this policy for years,” says Jesse Bragg, spokesperson for Corporate Accountability International, in a statement. The group points out that the bottled water industry has also directly lobbied the Interior Department, which manages the National Park Service.
CAI points out that the Trump administration recently appointed a deputy secretary at the Department of the Interior who previously worked for a law firm that has represented one of the large companies that sell bottled water.
CAI’s Bragg says this is an “example of the industry pulling the strings behind the scenes to protect its profits.”