The Senate Coal Caucus serves as a forum through which legislators and industry representatives can collaborate on the needs of the coal industry, focus on the utilization and consumption of coal to significantly reduce consumer demands on foreign fuels and highlight new coal technologies within the industry.

“Last year, coal provided Pennsylvania with roughly 40 percent of its electricity needs,” Sen. Yaw said.  “Pennsylvania is a major player in coal production, creating a number of direct and indirect jobs, and will remain an important part of our energy portfolio for years to come.  Together, we can change the dynamic of coal as an energy resource.”

“The coal industry is a major economic player in Pennsylvania and will continue to play a large role in helping the citizens of Pennsylvania manage their energy needs,” Sen. Wozniak said.  “Working alongside Senator Yaw in leading the Senate Coal Caucus I believe we can have a significant impact on policy and help the industry and its workers meet future challenges.”

Meetings and Hearings

Impact of the EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan on Pennsylvania’s Coal and Associated Industries

Pennsylvania House and Senate Coal Caucuses Joint Hearing - November 17, 2015


Pennsylvania House, Senate Coal Caucuses Convene at State Capitol

A bipartisan group of state legislators met Tuesday at the Capitol Building to discuss the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed “Clean Power Plan” and its impact on Pennsylvania’s job climate, electric rates and overall economy.

The Effects of EPA’s Proposed “Clean Power Plan” on Pennsylvania

Senate and House Coal Caucus Hearing - June 16, 2015

HEARING NOTICE:  House and Senate Coal Caucuses to Hold Hearing on EPA’s Proposed “Clean Power Plan”

The hearing will be held Tuesday, June 16, in the House Majority Caucus Room, beginning at 8:30AM.

Issues Directly Affecting Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Coal Industry

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee - June 11, 2015


MEDIA ADVISORY: House and Senate Coal Caucuses to Hold Hearing on EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”

November 16, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Clean Power Plan” will be discussed during a joint hearing of the House and Senate Coal Caucuses on Tuesday....Read More

Senate committee to hold hearing on anthracite coal industry in Pottsville next week

June 3, 2015

POTTSVILLE – A Senate committee will hold a public hearing in Pottsville on June 11 to receive an update on current economic conditions as well as state and federal regulations affecting the anthracite coal industry and coal-refuse fired alternative energy plants, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks)....Read More

Senators Yaw, Wozniak to Co-Chair State Senate Coal Caucus

January 28, 2015

State Senators Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Wozniak (D-35) today were nominated by their colleagues to co-chair the Senate ‘Coal Caucus,’ a bipartisan, legislative committee emphasizing the continued importance of coal and coal-driven technologies in the state....Read More

Yaw to Co-Chair State Senate Coal Caucus

September 25, 2013

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today joined Senators from across the Commonwealth in the formation of a Senate ‘Coal Caucus’, a bipartisan committee emphasizing the continued importance of coal and coal-driven technologies in the Commonwealth....Read More

Yaw Stands with Industry to Fight "War on Coal"

October 16, 2012

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today joined representatives from Pennsylvania's coal industry to call attention to President Barack Obama's anti-coal energy policies....Read More