Press Releases

Oct

22

2021

October 22, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the next “National Drug Take-Back Day,” sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10AM-2PM.    [Read More]

Oct

21

2021

October 21, 2021

 

Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46), Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Yudichak (I-14) joined Jim Gallagher with Steamfitters Local 420 and Matt Toomey with International Union of Operating Engineers Local 542 to discuss the need for responsible natural gas infrastructure.   [Read More]

Oct

19

2021

October 19, 2021

Legislation ensuring that state residents have options when it comes to fuel availability was approved today by the Senate Local Government Committee, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Oct

18

2021

October 18, 2021

 

Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46), Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Yudichak (I-14) will held a press conference to discuss the need for responsible natural gas infrastructure and the good-paying jobs and lower energy costs associated with it on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10 a.m. in the Main Capitol Rotunda. |   [Read More]

Oct

08

2021

October 08, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today echoed the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announcement urging eligible local workforce development boards (LWBDs) to apply for $3.3 million in new Business-Education Partnership (BEP) grants that will connect businesses and school districts and expand career opportunities throughout Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Oct

08

2021

October 08, 2021

 

State Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) and Senator Gene Yaw (R-20) this week hosted a “Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture” with nearly 100 participants representing agriculture and agribusiness in Bradford and Susquehanna Counties.   [Read More]

Oct

05

2021

October 05, 2021

The Environmental Resources & Energy (ERE) Committee and the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development (CERD) Committee held a joint hearing Monday to examine the consumer and economic impacts of failing to invest in the state’s natural gas infrastructure.   [Read More]

Oct

01

2021

October 01, 2021

The Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development (CERD) Committee and the Environmental Resources & Energy (ERE) Committee will hold a joint hearing Monday to examine the consumer and economic impacts of failing to invest in the state’s natural gas infrastructure.   [Read More]

Oct

01

2021

October 01, 2021

 

JOINT HEARING – Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee AND Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee | October 4, 2021 at 2 pm | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |   [Read More]

Sep

29

2021

September 29, 2021

(HARRISBURG) – The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee today approved three bills designed to create significant environmental programs and increase the transparency for lease agreements with natural gas operators. “Today’s actions will have a generational affect,” said Senator Yaw, chair of the ERE committee. “By establishing these two funds, we will ensure an […]   [Read More]

Sep

28

2021

September 28, 2021

Sep

27

2021

September 27, 2021

PA Senate Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23) will convene a voting meeting of the Committee to consider bills.   [Read More]

Sep

24

2021

September 24, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | NOB, Hearing Room #1   [Read More]

Sep

22

2021

September 22, 2021

Pennsylvania state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement today:   [Read More]

Sep

21

2021

September 21, 2021

A bill establishing statewide uniform requirements restricting the use of “Class B” firefighting foams containing added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for training purposes and testing was approved today by the full Senate, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.   [Read More]

Sep

20

2021

September 20, 2021

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing on Friday, October 1st at 9 a.m. at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania to explore current policy approaches to solar development in rural Pennsylvania, and matters to consider when beginning and ending/decommissioning a solar project. The hearing will also be held via Zoom.   [Read More]

Sep

20

2021

September 20, 2021

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) hosted his annual “Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture” on Friday with over 130 participants representing agriculture and agribusiness in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Union counties.   [Read More]

Sep

14

2021

September 14, 2021

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today voted to disapprove a Wolf Administration regulation that imposes a tax on Pennsylvania energy producers by entering the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), chairman of the committee.   [Read More]

Sep

13

2021

September 13, 2021

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, has called a voting meeting to consider a concurrent resolution disapproving of the Environmental Quality Board’s Reg #7-559 (IRRC #3274) regarding a CO2 Budget Trading Program (RGGI).   [Read More]

Sep

10

2021

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]

Sep

02

2021

September 02, 2021

The commission charged with reviewing proposed state regulations and rules today (September 1) approved a regulation that would implement the Governor’s unilateral mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senators Gene Yaw and Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

Sep

01

2021

September 01, 2021

The commission charged with reviewing proposed state regulations and rules today (September 1) approved a regulation that would implement the Governor’s unilateral mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senators Gene Yaw (R-23) and Joe Pittman (R-41).   [Read More]

Aug

31

2021

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]

Aug

24

2021

August 24, 2021

Comcast today announced it has completed its network expansion to bring gigabit broadband to its service area in Sullivan County and that it is already in planning or construction phases of additional investments in five Pennsylvania counties – together connecting nearly 3,400 rural homes and businesses.   [Read More]

Aug

20

2021

August 20, 2021

 

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

Aug

20

2021

August 20, 2021

WILLIAMSPORT – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) joined officials from Lycoming Engines and area representatives to celebrate National Aviation Day on Thursday, August 19th. “This Legislative Session, I again sponsored a Senate Resolution, SR 136, recognizing August 19 as National Aviation Day,” Sen. Yaw said.   “I have the privilege of representing the home of Lycoming […]   [Read More]

Aug

19

2021

August 19, 2021

I have received many calls, emails and messages from Pennsylvania residents (and non-residents alike) who have voiced concerns about the fairness of our elections and have called for an election audit.    [Read More]

Aug

18

2021

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]

Aug

17

2021

August 17, 2021

WHAT: Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, has called a voting meeting to consider a letter to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) disapproving of Reg #7-559 regarding a CO2 Budget Trading Program (also known as “RGGI”). WHEN: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – 10AM-11AM. WHERE:  Room 461, Main […]   [Read More]

Aug

16

2021

August 16, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced today that the Office of State Fire Commissioner has opened the application period for the 2021 Act 13 Unconventional Gas Well Fund (UGWF) Grant.   [Read More]