Press Releases

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]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

The Pennsylvania Senate this week continued its work to improve police training and reduce deadly force incidents, approving a second round of reform legislation, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

On behalf of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, Center Chairman Senator Gene Yaw today announced that Kyle C. Kopko, Ph.D. has been appointed as the Center’s new director. Dr. Kopko succeeds Barry L. Denk, who is retiring from the Center at the end of July after 28 years of service.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2020

June 30, 2020

A bill to protect children in state-regulated daycare facilities received final legislative approval on Monday and was sent to the Governor for enactment into law, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the bill.   [Read More]

Jun

29

2020

June 29, 2020

In my June 9th E-Newsletter, I noted that protesters and officials across the nation are calling for police departments to be defunded and for the money to instead shift towards social programs.  In recent weeks, I have started to receive messages from area residents who support efforts to defund and dismantle our police departments.    [Read More]

Jun

26

2020

June 26, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement today in response to the 43rd Statewide Investigating Grand Jury Report announced by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Thursday.   [Read More]

Jun

24

2020

June 24, 2020

The Marcellus Shale Impact Tax will deliver more than $32.8 million in funding to communities in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union Counties, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Rep. Garth Everett (R-84) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83).   [Read More]

Jun

24

2020

June 24, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the Canton Active Living Center in Bradford County will receive a $19,402 Senior Community Center state grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.   [Read More]

Jun

22

2020

June 22, 2020

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | June 23, 2020 | 10 am | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

Jun

22

2020

June 22, 2020

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 10AM, via Zoom.   [Read More]

Jun

17

2020

June 17, 2020

Schools located across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties can apply now for funding through two new grant programs created last month to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school employees during COVID-19, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

16

2020

June 16, 2020

Two joint hearings will be held this week in the Senate to examine and develop legislative proposals for addressing law enforcement and criminal justice accountability reforms, said state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), a member of the Senate Judiciary and Law and Justice Committees.   [Read More]

Jun

16

2020

June 16, 2020

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 10AM, via Zoom.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2020

June 10, 2020

Stressing that Gov. Tom Wolf’s extended lockdown of Pennsylvania is hurting families and doing irreparable harm to employers, the House and Senate this week voted to approve a measure that would end the statewide shutdown, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union), Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming).   [Read More]

Jun

08

2020

June 08, 2020

Legislation amending Act 537, the PA Sewage Facilities Act, to allow for the expanded use of alternate on-lot sewage systems for planning purposes throughout the Commonwealth was signed into law on Friday, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

05

2020

June 05, 2020

Union County will join 11 other counties in the state in moving to the “green phase” of reopening on Friday, June 12, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

04

2020

June 04, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s final regulations regarding Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act.   [Read More]

Jun

02

2020

June 02, 2020

As part of an ongoing "Back to Business" series designed for business owners and leaders in Lycoming County, UPMC is teaming up with the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and area legislators for a virtual forum on Tuesday, June 2 at 2PM.   [Read More]

Jun

01

2020

June 01, 2020

As Pennsylvania begins to hit health targets and shift into the next phase of our coronavirus response, much of our focus will be on economic recovery. While some of our “essential” industries and personnel have been at work for the duration, many more will need to be supported as we navigate successful reopening.   [Read More]

May

29

2020

May 29, 2020

Lycoming County will join 15 other Pennsylvania counties in moving to the “green phase” of reopening on June 5, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

May

29

2020

May 29, 2020

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced today that the Office of State Fire Commissioner has opened the application period for the 2020 Act 13 Unconventional Gas Well Fund (UGWF) Grant.   [Read More]

May

29

2020

May 29, 2020

A bill approved by the state Legislature this week would appropriate over $1.4 million in COVID relief for fire and emergency services across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

May

29

2020

May 29, 2020

Legislation amending Act 537, the PA Sewage Facilities Act, to allow for the expanded use of alternate on-lot sewage systems for planning purposes throughout the Commonwealth passed the full House of Representatives Thursday, 136-66, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]