Bulletin Staff Report

Deschutes Brewery announced its withdrawal from a business group that supported Oregon’s carbon trading bill.

The Bend company issued the following statement via Twitter on Wednesday: “Deschutes Brewery loves our planet and will continue efforts to minimize our impact on the environment, and support federal legislation that contributes to sustainability. We also believe the importance of local business. Therefore, we have cancelled our membership with Oregon Business for Climate and any support of House Bill 2020.”

Several other Bend companies were listed as members of the climate group as of June 19. They were Brooks Resources Corp., Hydro Flask, Karnopp Petersen, Ruffwear and Worthy Brewing.