Apr

23

2020

April 23, 2020

At the request of Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41), Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), eighteen members of the Pennsylvania Senate Republican Caucus, including party leaders, signed on to a letter this week urging Governor Tom Wolf to rescind an Executive Order instructing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a compact between several Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states that impose a carbon tax on electricity production and require fossil fuel generation to purchase allowances. [Read More]

Apr

15

2020

April 15, 2020

ennsylvania state Sen. Gene Yaw, Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, today talked with members of the Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team (GPEAT) during a LIVE virtual meeting.  [Read More]

Feb

04

2020

February 04, 2020

Responding to Governor Tom Wolf’s budget address today, State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, announced his intention to hold a series of public hearings in Harrisburg and around the Commonwealth to hear from impacted plant owners and labor forces, host communities and other stakeholders, like local governments and fuel suppliers, and to solicit input on legislation like Senate Bill 950 (Sen. Pittman) and House Bill 2025 (Rep. Struzzi) that would underscore the General Assembly’s exclusive legislative authority to impose a carbon tax on any type of industrial emissions: [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Senate Transportation Committee held a joint public hearing today in Harrisburg to hear testimony on the potential impacts of Pennsylvania’s participation in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), according to committee chairs Gene Yaw (R-23) and Kim Ward (R-39), respectively. [Read More]

Jan

24

2020

January 24, 2020

The state Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and the Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Sen. Kim Ward (R-39), will hold a joint public hearing next week on Pennsylvania’s participation in a multi-state plan aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. [Read More]

Jan

09

2020

January 09, 2020

Jan

02

2020

January 02, 2020

The state Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee will hold a discussion next week on Pennsylvania’s efforts to curb Chesapeake Bay pollution, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chair of the Committee. [Read More]

Jan

01

2020

January 01, 2020

Jan

01

2020

January 01, 2020

Nov

26

2019

November 26, 2019

Video: Sen. Yaw discusses several PA Senate GOP initiatives aimed at protecting Pennsylvania's waterway's and improving water quality. [Read More]