A group of ultra-conservative Amish are pulling up stakes from their home in northern Cambria County, Pennsylvania and heading for what they hope is a more bureaucratically hospitable place in the Empire State. On this website, we covered a dispute among Swartzentruber Amish and local authorities of outhouse waste disposal extensively when it was in the headlines back in 2011. A couple of Amish men even went to jail instead of complying with local raw sewage disposal ordinances. Despite every attempt to resolve the issue with the county, the Amish there just feel there is no future for them in Cambria County. I am sure part of their quibble is the monetary cost of complying with local environmental regulations, but there are also philosophical and theological issues at stake and the Amish are holding their ground or in this case, leaving it. Read more here.
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