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 Announces Funding for Chesapeake Bay

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today announced that the 5th Congressional District received 7 Small Watershed Grants designed to improve water quality and restore habitats within the Chesapeake Bay basin.________________________________________________________________________

St. Mary's River called 'clean' despite its stress

The St. Marys River drains the central county including Lexington Park, and it has seen its share of environmental problems. However, the river is still deemed relatively healthy by those who have been monitoring its water quality for years now.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Dedicates New Poultry Facility at BARC

BELTSVILLE, MD Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today dedicated a new 28,100 square foot poultry facility at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC). The new facility will be both a production and hatchery building. It will replace about a dozen old buildings built in the 1930s that are in poor condition and obsolete.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Celebrates Completion of Jetty at Rockhold Creek

DEALE, MD Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), Anne Arundel County Executive Janet Owens, and Colonel Peter Mueller of the Army Corps of Engineers-Baltimore District today celebrated the construction of a new jetty along with the raising of the current one at Rockhold Creek in Anne Arundel County.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Unveils Major Energy Independence Bill

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today unveiled the Program for Energy Security (PROGRESS) Act, a comprehensive energy bill that would constitute a major national effort to make substantial gains in technology, conservation and vehicle efficiency, and the use of alternative fuels.________________________________________________________________________

A birthday present for Camp Letts: Public sewers

Instead of the usual shovels for a ceremonial ground breaking, politicians preened for the camera yesterday at Camp Letts brandishing golden plungers.________________________________________________________________________

Charles Opts For Eagles To Attract Newcomers

Paying tribute to Charles County's natural landscape and wildlife, officials have launched a new branding campaign they hope will draw businesses and tourists to the county.________________________________________________________________________

Fowler pondering Patuxent River action

Like an afternoon tent revival, people crowded onto a small Broomes Island beach to hear the teachings and preachings at what some would call the church of Bernie Fowler.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer, Sarbanes Praise Completion of Dredging at St. Jerome Creek

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and the only member from Maryland, and Senator Paul S. Sarbanes (D-MD), today praised the Army Corps of Engineers for completing the dredging of St. Jerome Creek in St. Marys County.________________________________________________________________________