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
Pennsylvania House and Senate Coal Caucuses Joint Hearing - November 17, 2015
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.
Senate and House Coal Caucus Hearing - June 16, 2015
The hearing will be held Tuesday, June 16, in the House Majority Caucus Room, beginning at 8:30AM.
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
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
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
November 12, 2014
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