Press Releases

Aug

13

2021

August 13, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee | Wednesday, August 18 at 10 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |   | Read Letter   [Read More]

Aug

11

2021

August 11, 2021

Pennsylvania has been blessed with over 85,000 miles of rivers and streams – the highest density of any state in the continental United States.   [Read More]

Aug

11

2021

August 11, 2021

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, August 24, beginning at 10 a.m., to examine the impacts of invasive species, such as the spotted lanternfly, gypsy moth, emerald ash borer, hydrilla, and reed canarygrass, to Pennsylvania’s economy, agriculture, and natural resources.   [Read More]

Aug

09

2021

August 09, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today addressed members of the Pennsylvania Association of Municipal Administrators (PAMA) during its annual conference in Gettysburg.   [Read More]

Aug

04

2021

August 04, 2021

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (West), a global leader in innovative, high-quality injectable solutions and services, will continue its expansion at its Jersey Shore and Williamsport facilities in Lycoming County, as well as continue its growth at the company’s headquarters in Exton, PA, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Aug

04

2021

August 04, 2021

During its online Annual Conference July 29, the PA Association of Conservation Districts recognized the conservation work of 11 individuals and districts, including Pennsylvania state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) with its Legislator Leadership Award.   [Read More]

Aug

02

2021

August 02, 2021

As Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and a member of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, which is a tri-state legislative assembly representing Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, I have been proud to work towards the betterment of Pennsylvania’s 85,000 miles of rivers and streams for the better part of a decade.   [Read More]

Jul

23

2021

July 23, 2021

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and Representative Tina Pickett (R-110) today announced a $2,234,500 million state investment allocated to the Towanda Borough Municipal Authority for the Monroe Borough Water Line Replacement Project.   [Read More]

Jul

21

2021

July 21, 2021

On June 24, 2021, the Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board opined that “RGGI will reduce carbon emissions and bring millions to Pennsylvania.”   [Read More]

Jul

16

2021

July 16, 2021

HARRISBURG – Two thousand twenty-one marks the Bradford County Conservation District’s (BCCD) 65th anniversary serving the residents of Bradford County, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23). During a ceremony at Mt. Pisgah State Park on Friday, Senator Yaw was joined by state and local elected officials, conservation district staff and many other supporters who […]   [Read More]

Jul

13

2021

July 13, 2021

 

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement criticizing the Environmental Quality Board’s (EQB) vote to approve Governor Wolf’s plan for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a consortium of states that impose a carbon tax on electricity production and require fossil fuel generators to purchase allowances.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2021

July 08, 2021

Consumer fireworks have been sold in Pennsylvania for about 20 years.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2021

July 01, 2021

Fire and emergency medical service companies across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties will be receiving grant allocations through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

30

2021

June 30, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced on Tuesday that the application site for the 2021 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Surface Block Grant Program is now open, and applications will be accepted through October 15.   [Read More]

Jun

28

2021

June 28, 2021

The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a comprehensive voter rights bill designed to transform our election system and restore public confidence in the outcome of elections, said Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Jun

28

2021

June 28, 2021

The state Senate approved a $40.8 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22 on Friday that supports Pennsylvania’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, while providing a financial safety net for the future, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), who voted for measure.    [Read More]

Jun

24

2021

June 24, 2021

The Senate this week approved a plan to allow voters to decide if the Pennsylvania Constitution should be amended to require identification each time a voter casts a ballot, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Jun

23

2021

June 23, 2021

The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee today approved three measures designed to streamline government, according to committee Chairman Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

21

2021

June 21, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Wednesday, June 23, 2021  9:30 a.m. | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |   [Read More]

Jun

17

2021

June 17, 2021

 

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) welcomed the Rev. Glen Bayly and his wife Darlene of Union County to the state Capitol on Tuesday.   [Read More]

Jun

17

2021

June 17, 2021

The state Senate voted this week to permanently allow “mixed drinks to go” from restaurants and hotels, extend sales for outdoor dining and expand the number of locations where ready-to-drink mixed drinks can be sold, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).      [Read More]

Jun

15

2021

June 15, 2021

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today approved three bills sponsored by committee chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

15

2021

June 15, 2021

 

The state Senate yesterday (June 14) approved, by a solid 35-15 bipartisan, veto-proof vote, a bill that would require Legislative approval of the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Yaw AUDIO   [Read More]

Jun

14

2021

June 14, 2021

The Marcellus Shale Impact Fee will deliver more than $27.8 million to county and local governments this year, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

14

2021

June 14, 2021

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |   [Read More]

Jun

11

2021

June 11, 2021

Programs that help to provide affordable homeownership and rental housing options across the 23rd Senatorial District will receive a $1,835,000 funding boost, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Jun

07

2021

June 07, 2021

 

Legislation creating a new Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program was unanimously approved today by the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) who prime sponsored the bill. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

07

2021

June 07, 2021

Pennsylvania is one of the largest net exporters of energy in the United States. It’s a fact that has been highlighted in energy circles – and politics – for years. But many who are pushing for changes in public policy when it comes to energy growth and development do not seem to comprehend the depths of what that means. In fact, many behave as if they are embarrassed by Pennsylvania’s global energy position.   [Read More]

Jun

07

2021

June 07, 2021

Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) on Wednesday toured the Shell petrochemical plant located in Beaver County.   [Read More]

Jun

07

2021

June 07, 2021

The state Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee will consider a measure to support agricultural conservation projects during a meeting set for Monday (June 7), according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel.   [Read More]