Wine Smog?

California’s Central Valley wineries (mainly California’s REALLY BIG wineries) are being asked to adopt pollution control measures that will reduce the amount of ethanol that is released into the air.

The concern is that the measures necessary to reduce immission will compromise quality. So, it appears there will be put in place regulations that allow wineries to "buy their way out of" the regulations being proposed by reducing emmission of smog producing elements from other sources as well as paying a fee to help other businesses reduced their emmissions.

This is the first I’ve heard of wineries being a significant source of pollution, outside perhaps of their attracting numerous vehicles to wine touring regions.

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