Press Releases

Apr

16

2021

April 16, 2021

Additional acres of farmland in the 23rd Senate District will be protected for future generations following today’s approval of the purchase of conservation easements by the state Agricultural Land Preservation Board, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Apr

08

2021

April 08, 2021

 

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Tuesday held a briefing on the ‘State of the Chesapeake Bay’ with staff from the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) participating.     [Read More]

Apr

08

2021

April 08, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) has reintroduced legislation to increase conservation and technical assistance for farmers in order to further reduce pollution impacts on local creeks and streams.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2021

April 08, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, is introducing the Solar Environmental Justice Act, which prohibits state taxpayer dollars or tax credits from being utilized to purchase solar panels and related components manufactured or assembled outside the United States.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2021

April 08, 2021

 

Changing the definition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) can have important financial implications for many Pennsylvania municipalities in terms of federal reimbursements for health care, funding for housing, and investments in transportation.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2021

April 08, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) has reintroduced legislation to increase conservation and technical assistance for farmers in order to further reduce pollution impacts on local creeks and streams.   [Read More]

Apr

06

2021

April 06, 2021

Three Senate Republicans are pushing for increased funding towards clean water initiatives through the most recent federal stimulus payment to the Commonwealth.    [Read More]

Apr

05

2021

April 05, 2021

The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a virtual informational briefing on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, beginning at 10AM, to examine the state of the Chesapeake Bay.   [Read More]

Apr

01

2021

April 01, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Virtual Participation via Zoom |     [Read More]

Mar

31

2021

March 31, 2021

 

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, April 7, beginning at 10 a.m., to learn more about the possible funding implications for Pennsylvania if the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) changes its definition of metropolitan areas.     [Read More]

Mar

23

2021

March 23, 2021

 

As legislators continue conversations about criminal justice reform, a new state Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Vice Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would clarify the statutory requirements for individuals who hold the office of District Attorney in Pennsylvania.  Listen   [Read More]

Mar

23

2021

March 23, 2021

 

A bill aimed at modernizing Pennsylvania’s 1956 Fertilizer Act was unanimously approved today by the state Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, according to prime sponsor, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Mar

22

2021

March 22, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, today remarked on the Wolf Administration’s so-called “clean” energy initiative that will seek to produce nearly 50 percent of state government’s electricity through seven new solar energy arrays, totaling 191-Megawatts (MW) to be built in Columbia, Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and York counties.   [Read More]

Mar

22

2021

March 22, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 10 am | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)     [Read More]

Mar

19

2021

March 19, 2021

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, will facilitate a one-hour discussion with Dr. Scott W. Tinker, Director of the 250-person Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas, on the interrelationship between energy, the economy and the environment.    [Read More]

Mar

15

2021

March 15, 2021

The bipartisan Senate panel will begin a comprehensive review of the 2020 General Election with their first hearing to review best practices of election integrity and security from other states on Monday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Senate Chamber.   [Read More]

Mar

11

2021

March 11, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) this week chaired an informational briefing  on the deployment and utilization of carbon dioxide management technologies in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Mar

08

2021

March 08, 2021

While some states are advancing bills to prohibit certain types of energy sources, state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) formally introduced legislation in the Pennsylvania Senate that would ensure state residents have options when it comes to fuel availability.   [Read More]

Mar

08

2021

March 08, 2021

The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a virtual informational briefing on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, beginning at 10AM, to examine the deployment and utilization of carbon dioxide management technologies. Watch Live   [Read More]

Mar

08

2021

March 08, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10 a.m. | Virtual Participation |     [Read More]

Feb

25

2021

February 25, 2021

“The DRBC ban is not just an assault on a highly regulated industry that employs thousands of Pennsylvanians, but it’s another example of neighboring state’s dictating our energy policy,” Senator Gene Yaw said.   [Read More]

Feb

25

2021

February 25, 2021

This week, the group Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future, also known as “PennFuture,” released a report entitled ‘Buried Out of Sight: Uncovering Pennsylvania’s Hidden Fossil Fuel Subsidies’.   [Read More]

Feb

23

2021

February 23, 2021

By Senator Gene Yaw Chair, Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee An extreme demand for electricity coupled with energy supply disruptions caused by record-low temperatures has triggered an energy crisis in Texas. State regulators and government officials are desperately attempting to ensure there is enough energy capacity to keep places like hospitals, water treatment facilities […]   [Read More]

Feb

22

2021

February 22, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) on Friday was the featured speaker for a virtual legislative update with the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce (GSVCC).   [Read More]

Feb

19

2021

February 19, 2021

Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board on Thursday protected the future of farming for another local farm operation, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Feb

18

2021

February 18, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development is now accepting applications for Act 13 grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Feb

16

2021

February 16, 2021

The independent commission charged with reviewing proposed state rules and regulations today called for a one-year moratorium on the implementation of Governor Wolf’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and questioned the Governor’s unilateral decision to join the compact without legislative approval, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chair, and Joe Pittman (R-41), Vice Chair, of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.   [Read More]

Feb

12

2021

February 12, 2021

 

Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors Hearing | Thursday, February 18, 10 a.m |     [Read More]

Feb

12

2021

February 12, 2021

Feb

11

2021

February 11, 2021

During a Zoom discussion this week with members of the Lycoming County Medical Society (LCMS), state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) identified a few of his legislative priorities for the 2021-2022 session.   [Read More]