Read Thomas Buckley’s article for the California Globe which does a great job discussing the EPA’s surprising—and arguably arbritary—2022 reinterpretation of its own regulations that resulted in the agency’s reclassification of popular Berkey® systems as pesticides, rather than water filters, after more than two decades of indisputably safe manufacture and sale. The reclassification, in turn, prompted Berkey to sue the EPA, which you can read more about below. Litigation is currently pending.

California Globe article: The Singling Out of Berkey Water Filters

About the Lawsuit

New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. (“NMCL”) and the James B. Shepherd Trust, the brand owner of Berkey Water Systems, filed a lawsuit against the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) in August of 2023 seeking to stop its unjustified treatment and perceived persecution of Berkey Water Filters based on the EPA’s decision this year to treat Berkey Water Filters as though they are pesticides, rather than water filters. To learn more about the lawsuit, you can read the full press release here.

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Spread the Word—Share and Repost!

We encourage you to share or repost this article and our original press release to raise awareness about the targeted and abusive conduct of the EPA against Berkey.

If an injunction is not granted and Berkey is not allowed to resume regular manufacturing and distribution operations, people around the world may no longer have the opportunity to experience the benefits of Berkey’s unique, economical and time-proven water filter systems that have improved lives for over 20 years by providing clean drinking water from freshwater sources.

Moreover, if the EPA can get away with these extreme actions in classifying Berkey as a pesticide and issuing orders that effectively stop the flow of Berkey® products…it begs the question: which other water filter company or other beneficial products are next on their list to interfere with? Something needs to be done to reign in the EPA’s abuse of power and hold them accountable.

So, in addition to sharing our posts, please take a moment to write or call your local representatives, congressmen and senators and ask for their help in reigning in the EPA specifically regarding their attack in classifying Berkey® water filters as pesticides, and lifting their stop-sale orders that are preventing the manufacture and distribution of Berkey® products.

We appreciate your support!