Press Releases

Sen. Yaw Encourages Local Organizations to Apply for DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants
January 17, 2024

Sen. Yaw Encourages Local Organizations to Apply for DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants

ounties, 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 now, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Yaw, Hamm Announce Natural Gas Expansion Investment Awarded in Muncy Township
January 16, 2024

Yaw, Hamm Announce Natural Gas Expansion Investment Awarded in Muncy Township

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Joe Hamm (R-84) today announced $552,084 in state funding has been awarded to a project in Muncy Township, Lycoming County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE).  [Read More]

Yaw, Flick Announce $500,000 Investment to Benefit South Williamsport Borough
January 16, 2024

Yaw, Flick Announce $500,000 Investment to Benefit South Williamsport Borough

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Jamie Flick (R-83) today announced $500,000 in state funding has been awarded to a project in Lycoming County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Flood Mitigation Program.  [Read More]

Yaw leads push on energy, environmental laws in 2023-24 session
December 28, 2023

Yaw leads push on energy, environmental laws in 2023-24 session

The Pennsylvania General Assembly’s 2023-24 Legislative Session is approaching its halfway point. So far, more than 2,700 bills and 480 resolutions were proposed in both the Democratic- controlled House and Republican- controlled Senate.  [Read More]

Yaw: Over $5 Million in State Funding Awarded to 23rd District
December 19, 2023

Yaw: Over $5 Million in State Funding Awarded to 23rd District

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced $5,193,728 in state funding has been awarded to 15 various projects across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union Counties through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).  [Read More]

Yaw, Owlett Announce Nearly $290,000 in State Funding Awarded to Tioga County
December 19, 2023

Yaw, Owlett Announce Nearly $290,000 in State Funding Awarded to Tioga County

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Clint Owlett (R-68) today announced $289,902 in state funding has been awarded to three projects in Tioga County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).  [Read More]

Yaw, Pickett Announce Over $500,000 in State Funding Awarded to Bradford County
December 19, 2023

Yaw, Pickett Announce Over $500,000 in State Funding Awarded to Bradford County

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Tina Picket (R-110) today announced $525,793 in state funding has been awarded to two projects in Bradford County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).  [Read More]

Yaw, Flick Announce Over $3.5 Million in Funding Awarded in Lycoming, Union Counties
December 19, 2023

Yaw, Flick Announce Over $3.5 Million in Funding Awarded in Lycoming, Union Counties

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Jamie Flick (R-83) today announced $3,530,543 in state funding has been awarded to four projects in Lycoming and Union Counties through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Visits Williamsport’s Prysmian Group to Discuss Manufacturing Expansion
December 14, 2023

Sen. Yaw Visits Williamsport’s Prysmian Group to Discuss Manufacturing Expansion

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) recently visited Prysmian Group’s Williamsport facility to discuss its $22.5 million manufacturing expansion. Prysmian, a world leader in the energy and telecommunications cable industry, was recently awarded a $135,000 Pennsylvania First grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), along with additional funding from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) and the City of Williamsport.  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Announces Over $750,000 in Railroad Investments in 23rd District
December 13, 2023

Sen. Yaw Announces Over $750,000 in Railroad Investments in 23rd District

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced a $759,752  investment in the 23rd District to support and revitalize two freight lines through the state’s Rail Transportation Assistance (RTAP) and Rail Freight Assistance (RFAP) programs.   [Read More]

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December 12, 2023

Yaw: Senate ERE Committee Oks Bill to Create Independent Energy Office in Pennsylvania

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today approved legislation to establish an Independent Energy Office (IEO) within the Commonwealth, according to Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measure.  [Read More]

Senate ERE Committee Schedules Voting Meeting for Tuesday, December 12
December 11, 2023

Senate ERE Committee Schedules Voting Meeting for Tuesday, December 12

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will convene on Tuesday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m., according to Committee Chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

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Published: December 11, 2023   |  Meeting: Tuesday, December 12

Meeting to consider SB 832; and the nominations to the Environmental Hearing Board: Paul Bruder and Maryanne Wesdock

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Room 8E-A, East Wing   [Read More]

Sen. Yaw: PHMC Awards Cultural and Historical Support Grants
December 11, 2023

Sen. Yaw: PHMC Awards Cultural and Historical Support Grants

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $24,000 in Cultural and Historical Support Grants to six eligible museums and official county historical societies across the 23rd District, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Senator Yaw Recognizes Retiring Lycoming County Commissioners
December 8, 2023

Senator Yaw Recognizes Retiring Lycoming County Commissioners

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) recently recognized outgoing Lycoming County Commissioners, Tony Mussare and Rick Mirabito, on their retirement after many years of dedicated service.  [Read More]

Senator Yaw, Senate Leadership Submit Public Comment Opposing DEP’s Interim Final Environmental Justice Policy
December 5, 2023

Senator Yaw, Senate Leadership Submit Public Comment Opposing DEP’s Interim Final Environmental Justice Policy

Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), along with Senate President Pro Tempore, Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader, Joe Pittman (R-41), and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman, Scott Martin (R-13), submitted public comment opposing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Interim Final Environmental Justice Policy (“Policy”).  [Read More]

Op-ed: Refund Due for Pitt’s Poor Work
December 5, 2023

Op-ed: Refund Due for Pitt’s Poor Work

Late this summer, the University of Pittsburgh released the so-called findings of a “study” by the School of Public Health examining the health impacts of shale gas development in southwestern Pennsylvania. The study, funded by a $2.5 million state grant under contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Health in 2020, is inherently and deliberately misleading and disingenuous.  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Receives MSC “Shale Gas Advocate Award”
November 29, 2023

Sen. Yaw Receives MSC “Shale Gas Advocate Award”

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) was selected by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) as the recipient of the “Shale Gas Advocate Award” during the MSC 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington on Tuesday, November 28th.  [Read More]

Statement from Sen. Yaw on Gov. Shapiro’s RGGI Appeal
November 22, 2023

Statement from Sen. Yaw on Gov. Shapiro’s RGGI Appeal

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) issued the following statement on Gov. Shapiro’s decision to appeal the Commonwealth Court’s ruling that entrance by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and state Environmental Quality Board (EQB) into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) without legislative approval violates the Pennsylvania Constitution.   [Read More]

Sen. Yaw: Over $3.5 Million in NAP Funding Awarded in Lycoming, Sullivan Counties
November 21, 2023

Sen. Yaw: Over $3.5 Million in NAP Funding Awarded in Lycoming, Sullivan Counties

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) recently announced $3,530,007 in Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) that will be distributed across Lycoming and Sullivan Counties to assist low-income individuals and improve distressed areas in those communities.   [Read More]

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November 15, 2023

Yaw Applauds Increase in State Funding for Penn College

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) applauded a $3.2 million increase in state funding for the Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT), included as part of a measure to fund Pennsylvania’s state-related universities for 2023-24 passed by the Senate today.  [Read More]

Senate OKs Yaw Bills Addressing Stream Maintenance
November 13, 2023

Senate OKs Yaw Bills Addressing Stream Maintenance

The state Senate today approved two bills addressing stream maintenance and giving counties and municipalities greater flexibility in handling obstructions and flood-related hazards in local waterways, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), sponsor of the measures.  [Read More]

Sen. Yaw to Appear on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) Tuesday
November 13, 2023

Sen. Yaw to Appear on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) Tuesday

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will appear on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s (PCN) “Capitol Preview” Program on Tuesday, November 14 to discuss the reliability of the PJM electric grid, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and other environmental – related topics.  [Read More]

Pennsylvania, Ohio Legislators Hold Joint Hearing on Interstate Relationships within the PJM Grid
November 7, 2023

Pennsylvania, Ohio Legislators Hold Joint Hearing on Interstate Relationships within the PJM Grid

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate and the Ohio General Assembly convened in Pittsburgh last week for a joint public hearing on interstate relationships within the PJM grid, according to Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee chairman, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).    [Read More]

Yaw Applauds Commonwealth Court Decision on RGGI
November 2, 2023

Yaw Applauds Commonwealth Court Decision on RGGI

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) issued the following statement after the Commonwealth Court found that Pennsylvania’s entrance into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) may only be achieved through legislation duly enacted by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

Pennsylvania, Ohio Legislatures to Hold Joint Hearing on Inter-State Relationships within the PJM Grid
October 31, 2023

Pennsylvania, Ohio Legislatures to Hold Joint Hearing on Inter-State Relationships within the PJM Grid

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will hold a joint public hearing with members of the Ohio General Assembly on Thursday, November 2nd at 10a.m. to discuss inter-state relationships within the PJM electric grid, according to chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Statement from Sen. Yaw on Today’s House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Hearing
October 30, 2023

Statement from Sen. Yaw on Today’s House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Hearing

Following today’s public hearing of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement:  [Read More]

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Published: October 26, 2023   |  Hearing: Thursday, November 2

Joint public hearing with the Ohio Public Utilities Committee on Inter-State Relationships within PJM Grid

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | William Penn Omni Hotel, Lawrence Welk Room, Pittsburgh, PA   [Read More]

Senate ERE Committee, Ohio Public Utilities Committees to Hold Joint Hearing on Inter-State Relationships within the PJM Grid
October 26, 2023

Senate ERE Committee, Ohio Public Utilities Committees to Hold Joint Hearing on Inter-State Relationships within the PJM Grid

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, along with members of the Ohio House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee and the Ohio Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee will hold a joint public hearing on Thursday, November 2nd at 10a.m. to discuss inter-state relationships within the PJM electric grid.  [Read More]

Yaw Encourages Participation in “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”
October 26, 2023

Yaw Encourages Participation in “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced the next “National Drug Take-Back Day,” sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be held this Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  [Read More]

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