Senator to address gas development

State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, will present “State Policy Related to Marcellus Development,” as part of Lycoming College’s Center for Energy and the Future Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Wertz Student Center.

Yaw’s talk, the first in the 2017-18 CEF Speaker Series, will focus on Marcellus Shale gas development 10 years after the drilling began, as well as the future of the industry.

“As chairman of the state Senate’s Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, Senator Yaw is extremely knowledgeable on energy issues facing the state, and we expect his talk to continue the dialog on energy systems that we started on campus with last year’s speaker series,” said Jonathan Williamson, associate professor of political science and chair of the department. “This talk will benefit our students with the accumulated knowledge of a statewide leader on policy connected to unconventional gas development. The senator’s district has seen as much or more Marcellus Shale development as any area in the state, and Senator Yaw has been at the front line of related issues for a decade.”

Yaw was elected in 2008, and as senator and chairman of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, and has been active on a wide variety of issues connected to Marcellus Shale Development.

Yaw serves the 23rd district, which includes Lycoming, Bradford, Sullivan and portions of Susquehanna and Union counties.

The event is free and open to the public.