Press Releases

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union), and Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) applauded the passage of Everett’s House Bill 2513 today in the House. The bill ensures restaurants and taverns can operate safely and be protected from unconstitutional mandates from the Governor’s Office or the activist state Supreme Court.   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

Telemarketers would be prohibited from ‘spoofing’ phone numbers to fool consumers under a bill approved, 48-0, by the Pennsylvania Senate this week, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Sep

21

2020

September 21, 2020

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

Sep

18

2020

September 18, 2020

As part of the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP’s) Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grants Program, applications are now being accepted for watershed planning and restoration grants, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.   [Read More]

Sep

18

2020

September 18, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the Union County Office of Veterans Affairs (joint application with Snyder County) has been awarded $40,000 from the Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF) to support homeless veterans and provide emergency assistance.   [Read More]

Sep

18

2020

September 18, 2020

Two area markets in the 23rd Senatorial District were awarded state grants this week through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s $10 million Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI), according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Sep

16

2020

September 16, 2020

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement following today’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) vote to consider the Governor’s proposal to bring Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a consortium of states that impose a carbon tax on electricity production and […]   [Read More]

Sep

15

2020

September 15, 2020

Generally speaking, the Western District of Pennsylvania’s jurisdiction is limited to Erie, Crawford, Venango, Warren, McKean, Elk, Clearfield, Jefferson, Clarion, Butler, Mercer, Lawrence, Beaver, Allegheny, Armstrong, Westmoreland, Indiana, Cambria, Blair, Bedford, Somerset, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties.   [Read More]

Sep

15

2020

September 15, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded nearly $100,000 in grant funding through the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program for area cultural organizations and museums.   [Read More]

Sep

11

2020

September 11, 2020

he state Senate this week unanimously approved legislation that would establish a grant program to extend deployment of broadband services in underserved areas of the state, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Sep

04

2020

September 04, 2020

Sep

03

2020

September 03, 2020

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today held a voting meeting to consider and report five bills to the full Senate.  Lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday that creates the Pennsylvania Carbon Dioxide Cap and Trade Authorization Act.  Senate Bill 950 and House Bill 2025 clarifies that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) […]   [Read More]

Sep

02

2020

September 02, 2020

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy | Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:30 (Senate Chamber and Remote Participation) |     [Read More]

Aug

26

2020

August 26, 2020

Senator Gene Yaw, Senator Camera Bartolotta, Senator Joe Pittman, Senator Kim Ward | 11:30 at Cheswick Generating Station, Springdale, Allegheny County     [Read More]

Aug

24

2020

August 24, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, has joined with The Empowerment Alliance (TEA), as well as hundreds of elected officials, including senators, congressmen, governors, and attorneys general, in signing the Declaration of Energy Independence, a commitment to an affordable, clean, abundant, and secure approach to U.S. energy production.   [Read More]

Aug

21

2020

August 21, 2020

Aug

21

2020

August 21, 2020

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | August 25, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. | Boilermakers Local Lodge #154, Pittsburgh (and Zoom) |     [Read More]

Aug

17

2020

August 17, 2020

PA Athletic Oversight Committee | August 18, at 11:00 am in the Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |     [Read More]

Aug

17

2020

August 17, 2020

Four municipalities in the 110th Legislative District today were awarded state grants to assist in the completion of water and sewer improvement projects that will benefit residents and  communities, announced Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23). The funding was made available through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program.   [Read More]

Aug

17

2020

August 17, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Rep. Garth Everett (R-84) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83) today announced two significant investments to improve water and wastewater treatment in the region.   [Read More]

Aug

14

2020

August 14, 2020

A number of organizations across the 23rd Senatorial District today received funding through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s (PHFA) Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) program to provide affordable housing options to area residents in need,  according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Aug

12

2020

August 12, 2020

The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee will be holding a public hearing – Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 1PM - to further examine the economic and employment impacts of Pennsylvania’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Jul

31

2020

July 31, 2020

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee met in Butler County Thursday for a behind-the-scenes look at the next generation technologies associated with long lateral, high pressure and multi-natural gas well completions, during a tour of Deep Well Services (DWS).   [Read More]

Jul

29

2020

July 29, 2020

Correspondence supporting Pennsylvania’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), as well as opposition to legislation requiring legislative oversight of the RGGI plan, have now been called into question as having a direct connection to ICF International Inc., a Fairfax, Virginia-based global consulting and technology services company employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to study Pennsylvania’s potential participation in RGGI, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.   [Read More]

Jul

24

2020

July 24, 2020

In a letter sent to Secretary Patrick McDonnell of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today, state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) questioned the impartiality of ICF International, Inc., a Fairfax, Virginia-based global consulting and technology services company employed by DEP to study Pennsylvania’s potential participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Jul

15

2020

July 15, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Rep. Garth Everett (R-84) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83) today applauded passage of a proposed constitutional amendment by the legislature that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations made by the governor, unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

Jul

15

2020

July 15, 2020

Applications are now being accepted for a tax credit program intended to support Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry by helping new farmers get established, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the legislation that created the initiative.   [Read More]

Jul

13

2020

July 13, 2020

The state Senate approved bipartisan legislation today, 40-9, that could help create thousands of family-sustaining jobs, particularly in northeastern Pennsylvania, and provide a boost to Pennsylvania’s energy economy, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2020

July 08, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the guidelines for the COVID-19 Crisis Fire Company and EMS Grant Program have been released and that fire companies and EMS agencies may now register to receive funds.   [Read More]

Jul

06

2020

July 06, 2020

Several bills moved forward in the state Senate this week to protect Pennsylvania firefighters, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) who supported the bills.   [Read More]