Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Senator Gene Yaw, Chair

Independent Analysis Concludes RGGI Carbon Tax Could Increase Pennsylvania Electricity Costs 3.8x More Than Wolf’s Projections
March 29, 2022

Independent Analysis Concludes RGGI Carbon Tax Could Increase Pennsylvania Electricity Costs 3.8x More Than Wolf’s Projections

Impartial analysis from the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) projects the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) could nearly quadruple new electricity costs for consumers, Sens. Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Yudichak (I-14) said today.  [Read More]

Senate Republicans Continue Fight Against Wolf’s Job-Killing Carbon Tax
March 28, 2022

Senate Republicans Continue Fight Against Wolf’s Job-Killing Carbon Tax

Governor Wolf’s push for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has been a bad deal from the start.  [Read More]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Joint Senate Hearing to Discuss Economic Impacts of RGGI
March 25, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: Joint Senate Hearing to Discuss Economic Impacts of RGGI

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).  [Read More]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Joint Senate Hearing to Discuss Economic Impacts of RGGI
March 16, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: Joint Senate Hearing to Discuss Economic Impacts of RGGI

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]

Yaw: Commonwealth Refuses to Pay Millions in Municipal Stormwater Fees
January 26, 2022

Yaw: Commonwealth Refuses to Pay Millions in Municipal Stormwater Fees

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]

 
January 25, 2022

Yaw: Committee Approves Four Bills Streamlining Environmental Regulations, Capping Orphan Wells

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]

PA Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee to Hold Briefing on Tiadaghton State Forest ATV Pilot Connector
December 1, 2021

PA Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee to Hold Briefing on Tiadaghton State Forest ATV Pilot Connector

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Majority Chairman, and Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-19), Minority Chairwoman, will hold a briefing of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 10AM to discuss the Tiadaghton State Forest ATV Pilot Connector plan by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).   [Read More]

 
November 17, 2021

Committee Hearing Explores Remediation of Philadelphia Oil Refinery

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee hosted a hearing Wednesday to discuss the ongoing remediation of the former Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery.   [Read More]

YAW: Senate Panels Examine PA’s Failure to Invest in Natural Gas Infrastructure
October 5, 2021

YAW: Senate Panels Examine PA’s Failure to Invest in Natural Gas Infrastructure

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]

*** Media Advisory ***  Senate Committees to Examine Impacts of Failing to Invest  in Natural Gas Infrastructure
October 1, 2021

*** Media Advisory *** Senate Committees to Examine Impacts of Failing to Invest in Natural Gas Infrastructure

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]

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