Environment

Congressman Hoyer strongly supports environmental standards that keep our land, air and water clean.

Congressman Hoyer strongly supports environmental safeguards that keep our land, air and water clean. He has supported every major environmental bill since he was elected to Congress.  Congressman Hoyer has secured millions of federal dollars to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent, Potomac, Anacostia, and St. Mary's Rivers, and to replenish the oyster population of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

The Fifth District is rightly proud of its parks and open green space, and Hoyer has supported them by securing federal funds to add 8,000 acres to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, expand Piscataway Park, and helped acquire 6,000 acres in Charles County for the Douglas Point Project.

Congressman Hoyer believes strongly in the environmental, economic and national security benefits of reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and bolstering our clean energy economy.  He has supported legislation to improve energy efficiency to save families and businesses money, spur innovation and create good-paying jobs, lessen our reliance on foreign energy, and reduce the carbon pollution that causes global warming.

Hoyer Statement on the Opening Day of the Maryland General Assembly

As we welcome the start of a new session of the Maryland General Assembly, I encourage my colleagues in Annapolis to take action on the issues most important to families in Maryland, including lowering health care costs, taking action to protect the Chesapeake Bay and other vital resources, improving education and supporting our teachers, and expanding access to economic opportunity.

Hoyer Statement on Earth Day

On this Earth Day, which we observe on Sunday, let us recommit ourselves to the task of preserving our planet to sustain future generations.