Yaw Looks for Common Ground with New Governor on Energy and Environmental Issues

HARRISBURG – Following the inauguration today in Harrisburg of new Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro (D), state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who serves as chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement:

“I’m committed to working with the new governor and his administration to advance policies that promote energy development, protect our environment and produce results for residents across the commonwealth.

“Energy policies are taking center stage right now as Pennsylvanians pay more to fill their gas tanks, heat their homes and turn on their lights. I believe there are opportunities to work with the governor to advance commonsense energy policies that create jobs for workers and lower prices for customers.

“I believe we can find some common ground with the new governor on policies intended to defend our environment and ensure future generations can benefit from the commonwealth’s natural assets.

“I look forward to working with the new governor and hope he will be a reliable partner in the ongoing effort to balance our environmental responsibilities with our energy needs.”

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