Coudersport drops support for fracking waste plant

The Epiphany Fracking waste water plant plan could be going down the drain.
The Coudersport Area Municipal Authority has ended it’s support for the fracking wastewater treatment plant. The Authority unanimously voted to end its connection to Epiphany Environmental , a Pittsburgh-based firm planning a $1 million wastewater treatment plant along the Allegheny River.
CAMA Chairman Bill Krog said the board made it’s decision after months of listening to residents at their meetings.
No one from Epiphany was at the meeting.
Allegany County Sheriff Ricky L. Whitney says he’s not done yet. He wants a third term in office.
Whitney announced that he’s a candidate after releasing his department’s 2017 annual report.
Whitney was born and raised in Angelica and began his careeer there as a part-time deputy. He later became a full-time patrolman, then police chief before being elected sheriff. He was unopposed in his second year, but is now facing a primary challenge in September from a fellow Republican hopeful, Walt Mackney.