Press Releases

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]

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]