Press Releases

Mar

18

2022

March 18, 2022

HARRISBURG – 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). The Independent Fiscal Office will discuss the results of its own analysis regarding RGGI’s […]   [Read More]

Mar

17

2022

March 17, 2022

If Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration gets its way in Commonwealth Court, Pennsylvania will join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in a matter of weeks.   [Read More]

Mar

16

2022

March 16, 2022

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a joint hearing with the Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee on Monday, March 21 at 1 p.m. to discuss the economic impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Mar

01

2022

March 01, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bloody and unhinged campaign to topple a democratic nation once subjugated by the former Soviet Union has resurrected the threat of global conflict from its deep, dark Cold War-era grave.   [Read More]

Feb

28

2022

February 28, 2022

Sens. Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Yudichak (I-14) sent a letter to the Independent Fiscal Office last week requesting an audit of modeling used to justify Pennsylvania’s entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Feb

25

2022

February 25, 2022

In an ongoing effort to protect Pennsylvanians against higher energy bills and job losses in the energy industry, Senate Republican leaders filed a request with the Commonwealth Court today to intervene in a lawsuit the Wolf Administration filed to force Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Feb

25

2022

February 25, 2022

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) and Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) announced their intent to introduce a resolution urging President Biden to restart the Keystone XL pipeline.   [Read More]

Feb

23

2022

February 23, 2022

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will join Program Director and Host Mark Lawrence as a “Co-Host” to WKOK’s “On The Mark” Program Friday, February 25, 2022.  The program will air live beginning at 8:30AM on Newsradio 1070 WKOK.   [Read More]

Feb

16

2022

February 16, 2022

 

Center for Rural PA | February 16, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B   [Read More]

Feb

11

2022

February 11, 2022

Broadband service improvements are needed across Pennsylvania, but the most significant need is among rural counties, according to a new analysis of broadband speed test data by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Feb

10

2022

February 10, 2022

Building on a promise to provide Pennsylvania’s frontline heroes with relief, Sen. Yaw this week voted to advance a measure to provide $25 million in funding to support our Commonwealth’s EMS providers.   [Read More]

Feb

09

2022

February 09, 2022

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) estimates Pennsylvania has as many as 560,000 abandoned oil and gas wells, all of which are leaking dangerous climate-altering methane unfettered into the air we breathe.   [Read More]

Feb

08

2022

February 08, 2022

 

In an address to the General Assembly, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a $45.7 billion 2022-23 state budget that would increase General Fund spending by $4.5 billion, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said today.   [Read More]

Feb

07

2022

February 07, 2022

 

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania | Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. | Room 8E-B, East Wing   [Read More]

Feb

04

2022

February 04, 2022

In response to the Wolf administration’s lawsuit against the Legislative Reference Bureau meant to compel the immediate publication of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) regulations, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) released the following statement:   [Read More]

Feb

02

2022

February 02, 2022

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 16 at the State Capitol Building beginning at 9:30 a.m. to learn more about the strategies being used to combat the opioid addiction and overdose crisis in rural Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hearing will also be held via Zoom. | Watch Live   [Read More]

Feb

01

2022

February 01, 2022

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed an executive order on his first day in office this month yanking his state out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) because of the real, and devastating, effect it will have on low-income households.   [Read More]

Jan

31

2022

January 31, 2022

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, will begin accepting applications for grants funded by Act 13 natural gas drilling impact fees on February 1st, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

28

2022

January 28, 2022

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 9 at 9 a.m. at the State Capitol Building to learn more about the work of the Rural Health Redesign Center Authority (RHRCA), how it affects rural hospitals/providers, and what the legislature could do to support or enhance its work in the future.   [Read More]

Jan

26

2022

January 26, 2022

Legislation aimed at ensuring landowners are afforded a clear and distinct assessment of royalties paid to them through lease agreements with oil and natural gas operators cleared the state Senate today, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

26

2022

January 26, 2022

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania routinely refuses to pay stormwater management fees owed on dozens of state-owned properties, leaving local taxpayers footing the bill to the tune of millions of dollars, said Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

25

2022

January 25, 2022

 

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee approved four bills Tuesday that would update Pennsylvania’s existing environmental regulations and offer a solution to plug the state’s abandoned oil and gas wells, said Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

24

2022

January 24, 2022

As the public comment period on the Delaware River Basin Commission’s latest round of anti-fracking regulations winds down, I’m reminded of how hollow the rhetoric on this issue has become in recent years.   [Read More]

Jan

22

2022

January 22, 2022

 

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee | Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. | Room 8-EB, East Wing   [Read More]

Jan

22

2022

January 22, 2022

 

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee | Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. | Room 8-EB, East Wing   [Read More]

Jan

19

2022

January 19, 2022

 

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) welcomed Retired Lieutenant Colonel Max Furman, Elimsport, to the Pennsylvania Capitol on Wednesday.    [Read More]

Jan

19

2022

January 19, 2022

The state Senate today approved a package of bills to improve cybersecurity in Pennsylvania and require timely notifications to citizens of government data breaches, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

15

2022

January 15, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and his staff this week recognized local residents during the 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.   [Read More]

Jan

14

2022

January 14, 2022

Counties, municipalities and municipal agencies, pre-qualified land trusts, non-profits and other eligible organizations interested in applying for conservation, recreation, trail, and riparian buffer grants through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) may do so beginning January 18th, 2022, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jan

14

2022

January 14, 2022

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said the Department of Environmental Protection must address skyrocketing clearing prices set during recent Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auctions.    [Read More]