Senate Committee to Explore Foreign Influences on Pennsylvania’s Energy Development

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a public hearing next week to review and discuss foreign influences on Pennsylvania’s energy sector, according to Committee Chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 25 at 10AM in Hearing Room 1 of the Capitol Complex’s North Office Building.  It will be livestreamed on the Committee website here. 

“Across the nation, there have been many reports of foreign efforts to suppress US energy development,” Yaw said.  “Whether factual or not, the bottom line is that Pennsylvania is not alone in this global energy competition.  As lawmakers, we have an obligation to explore the competing interests that may or may not be at play here at home.” 

The hearing witnesses include:

Thomas B. Murphy, Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research; Kevin J. Mooney, Reporter, The Daily Signal; Thomas J. Shepstone, Shepstone Management Company, Inc.

An agenda and additional information will be posted on the Committee’s website at and Senator Yaw’s website at


Nick Troutman

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