Press Releases

May

25

2022

May 25, 2022

 

The House Local Government Committee approved legislation today that protects consumers’ energy choices, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said.   [Read More]

May

25

2022

May 25, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), as chairman of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors, extended his congratulations today to three graduates who exemplify the school’s resourceful and engineering spirit.   [Read More]

May

16

2022

May 16, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) released the following statement in reaction to the governor’s plan to position Pennsylvania as a hydrogen hub:   [Read More]

May

16

2022

May 16, 2022

 

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing on Friday, May 20 at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro beginning at 9 a.m. to learn more about broadband development in rural Pennsylvania. The hearing will also be held via Zoom. Watch Live    [Read More]

May

06

2022

May 06, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it will invest an additional $22.5 million in conservation assistance this year to help farmers boost water quality improvements and conservation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said.   [Read More]

May

03

2022

May 03, 2022

Critics of pro-energy policies love nothing more than to hold up campaign contributions from fossil fuel interests as evidence that the recipients’ support hinges solely on greed.   [Read More]

Apr

29

2022

April 29, 2022

WILLIAMSPORT – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) this week recognized the accomplishments of the Saint John Neumann Regional Academy Boys’ Basketball Team upon winning the 2021-2022 PIAA District IV Class A Boys’ Basketball Championship. The Golden Knights captured the district title by defeating North Penn-Liberty High School with a score of 64 to 50 on […]   [Read More]

Apr

29

2022

April 29, 2022

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing on Friday, May 20 at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro beginning at 9 a.m. to learn more about broadband development in rural Pennsylvania. The hearing will also be held via Zoom.   [Read More]

Apr

28

2022

April 28, 2022

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the 22nd Semi-Annual “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, from 10AM-2PM.   [Read More]

Apr

22

2022

April 22, 2022

Three redevelopment projects in Bradford, Lycoming and Union counties received additional grants through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced today.   [Read More]

Apr

21

2022

April 21, 2022

Two projects in Union County received over $1.5 million in grants from Pennsylvania’s Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF), Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. David Rowe (R-85) announced today.   [Read More]

Apr

21

2022

April 21, 2022

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today encouraged organizations involved in water resource restoration and protection within his district to apply for the next round of Growing Greener grants though the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Growing Greener Plus Grants Program.   [Read More]

Apr

19

2022

April 19, 2022

PA state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Chair and a member of the Chesapeake Bay Commission,  released the following statement in response to the EPA Region 3 evaluation of Pennsylvania’s Draft Amended Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan.   [Read More]

Apr

14

2022

April 14, 2022

For those who don’t know, skill games are interactive games, first and foremost.   [Read More]

Apr

13

2022

April 13, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) has circulated a co-sponsorship memo to establish the Pennsylvania Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide Act.   [Read More]

Apr

12

2022

April 12, 2022

The state Senate approved a proposal today that would establish decommissioning and financial requirements for solar generation projects and offer better protections for landowners, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said.   [Read More]

Apr

07

2022

April 07, 2022

Work in the Senate continues on a proposal that would establish decommissioning and financial requirements for solar generation projects and offer better protections for landowners, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said.    [Read More]

Apr

06

2022

April 06, 2022

Senate Republican leaders praised the Commonwealth Court today for preventing the Wolf Administration from moving forward with its unconstitutional entry into a multi-state carbon tax agreement that would hurt Pennsylvania’s economy.   [Read More]

Apr

06

2022

April 06, 2022

 

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee took action today on a proposed critical mineral impact study and a bill that redirects funding toward postmining water clean-up, Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23) said.   [Read More]

Apr

05

2022

April 05, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) released the following statement after the Commonwealth Court delayed final publication of a regulatory rulemaking that would enter Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative:   [Read More]

Apr

05

2022

April 05, 2022

Three Pennsylvania environmental groups handed Russian President Vladimir Putin a major victory. Those same groups are cheering and patting themselves on the back because they successfully shut down an $800 million liquified natural gas project in one of the most rural parts of my Senate district.   [Read More]

Apr

05

2022

April 05, 2022

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) visited Williamsport Area High School on Friday to present Senate Proclamations to members of the school’s co-ed cheer and wrestling teams, as well as to members of the school’s swimming and diving team on their recent PIAA District IV and state championship victories.   [Read More]

Apr

04

2022

April 04, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) released the following statement today after the Senate failed to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of Senate Concurrent Regulatory Review Resolution 1, which disapproves of Pennsylvania’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI):   [Read More]

Apr

04

2022

April 04, 2022

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461   [Read More]

Apr

04

2022

April 04, 2022

Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA), the leading conservative grassroots organization fighting for lower taxes and limited government in the state, recognized Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) on his 104% Mid-session Legislative Scorecard.   [Read More]

Mar

29

2022

March 29, 2022

Impartial analysis from the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) projects the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) could nearly quadruple new electricity costs for consumers, Sens. Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Yudichak (I-14) said today.   [Read More]

Mar

28

2022

March 28, 2022

Governor Wolf’s push for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has been a bad deal from the start.   [Read More]

Mar

25

2022

March 25, 2022

 

JOINT HEARING – Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee AND Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee | Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1   [Read More]

Mar

25

2022

March 25, 2022

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a joint hearing with the Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee on Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. to discuss the economic impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Mar

22

2022

March 22, 2022

Claverack Communications, LLC and Comcast Cable Communications, LLC today were awarded state funds to assist with broadband expansion projects in Bradford and Lycoming counties, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]