Environment and Energy

Protecting Pennsylvania’s natural resources and securing reliable energy sources.



  • Senate Bill 138 (Yaw) gives natural gas royalty interest owners the opportunity to inspect records of the gas company to verify proper payment and requires that proceeds be paid within 90 days unless otherwise stated in the lease.
  • Senate Bill 139 (Yaw) prohibits natural gas companies from retaliating against a royalty owner by terminating the lease agreement or ceasing development simply because the landowner questions the accuracy of the royalty payments.

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee
Act 13 Impact Fee Reports