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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

Nov

17

2015

November 17, 2015

Pennsylvania House and Senate Coal Caucuses Joint Hearing - November 17, 2015    [Read More]

Jun

16

2015

June 16, 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.   [Read More]

Jun

16

2015

June 16, 2015

Senate and House Coal Caucus Hearing - June 16, 2015   [Read More]

Committee News

Apr

26

2019

April 26, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-14) along with Rep. Carl Metzgar (R-69) and Rep. Pam Snyder (D-50) today announced that they will serve as Co-Chair’s for the Legislative Coal Caucus during the 2019-2020 Session.    [Read More]

Nov

16

2015

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]

Jun

03

2015

June 03, 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]