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Meeting to consider a concurrent resolution disapproving of the Environmental Quality Board regulations on a CO2 Budget Trading Program

September 10, 2021
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |   [Read More]

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IRRC to Consider Governor’s Proposed Carbon Tax on Electricity

August 31, 2021
The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 1, in Harrisburg to consider the Governor’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

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Public hearing on invasive species in rural Pennsylvania

August 20, 2021
Center for Rural PA | Tuesday, August 24, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Virtual Participation via Zoom |   [Read More]

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Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Votes to Urge IRRC Disapproval of Carbon Tax Plan

August 18, 2021
The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), today approved sending a letter urging the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) to disapprove the “CO2 Budget Trading Program,” proposed regulation – #7-559 (IRRC #3274).   | The letter   [Read More]

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CO2 Budget Trading Program (RGGI)

August 18, 2021
VIDEO: Remarks of Senator Gene Yaw at a Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee meeting to consider a letter to IRRC disapproving of Reg #7-559 regarding a CO2 Budget Trading Program (RGGI). Senator Yaw is the chair of the committee.     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider a letter to IRRC disapproving of Reg #7-559 regarding a CO2 Budget Trading Program (RGGI)

August 13, 2021
Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee | Wednesday, August 18 at 10 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |   | Read Letter   [Read More]

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Yaw Blasts Panel Vote to Raise Consumer Electric Rates, Send Jobs Out of PA

July 13, 2021
State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement criticizing the Environmental Quality Board’s (EQB) vote to approve Governor Wolf’s plan for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a consortium of states that impose a carbon tax on electricity production and require fossil fuel generators to purchase allowances.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 717, SB 718, SB 765, and SR 139

June 21, 2021
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Wednesday, June 23, 2021  9:30 a.m. | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |   [Read More]

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Sen. Yaw Welcomes Rev. Glen Bayly to Capitol for Senate Invocation

June 17, 2021
Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) welcomed the Rev. Glen Bayly and his wife Darlene of Union County to the state Capitol on Tuesday.   [Read More]

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Sen. Yaw: Senate Approves Bill Requiring Legislative Approval for Joining RGGI

June 15, 2021
The state Senate yesterday (June 14) approved, by a solid 35-15 bipartisan, veto-proof vote, a bill that would require Legislative approval of the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Yaw AUDIO   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 284, SB 302, and SB 545

June 14, 2021
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |   [Read More]

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Senate Agriculture Committee Approves Yaw Conservation Assistance Bill

June 07, 2021
Legislation creating a new Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program was unanimously approved today by the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) who prime sponsored the bill. Listen   [Read More]