In June of 2017 the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority began reviewing the a plan proposed by Epiphany Allegheny LLC to discharge fracking wastewater into Ohi:yo'. Ohi:yo' travels north from Coudersport, Pennsylvania and into the state of New York, flowing through our Seneca people's land and the Seneca Nation's Allegany Territory. In addition, many non-Native communities would also be affected.
In response to the news of these fracking plans, our Seneca people again fought for our people, our communities, and our Ohi:yo'.
In April of 2018 the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority unanimously resolved to terminate its connection to Epiphany Environmental LLC.
On May 12, 2018 the Seneca Nation Council passed a resolution to ban unconventional gas drilling, any disposal, storage, or treatment of unconventional gas drilling byproducts, and transportation of unconventional gas drilling byproducts by any means through and on Nation lands.