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: Earth Day a Reminder to Invest in Our Environment

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in recognition of the 36th celebration of Earth Day, which will be observed on Saturday, April 22.________________________________________________________________________

Tons Of Trash Removed During Potomac Watershed Cleanup

WASHINGTON -- Volunteers spread over 241 sites in Maryland, Washington, Virginia and West Virginia collected more than 131 tons of garbage Saturday during the annual cleanup of typical and unusual trash from the Potomac River watershed.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Participates in 18th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

ACCOKEEK, MD Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today joined volunteers at the 18th Annual Potomac Watershed Clean-Up sponsored by the Alice Ferguson Foundation. Hoyer participated in this event for the sixth consecutive year, joining many local volunteers, scout groups and high school students.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Participates in 18th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

ACCOKEEK, MD Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today joined volunteers at the 18th Annual Potomac Watershed Clean-Up sponsored by the Alice Ferguson Foundation. Hoyer participated in this event for the sixth consecutive year, joining many local volunteers, scout groups and high school students.________________________________________________________________________

Spring Cleaning on the Watershed

It wasnt a Harley-Davidson, but National Park Service Ranger Wayne Phillips and his colleagues managed to put together a motorcycle.________________________________________________________________________

Snowstorm damages research center

While most Laurel residents were sleeping through the Feb. 11 snowstorm, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center technicians struggled in the dark to save an endangered species program.________________________________________________________________________

Federal Legislators Seek Assistance For Repairs to Snow-Damaged Buildings at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Senators Paul S. Sarbanes (D-MD) and Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), along with Congressmen Steny Hoyer (MD-5) and Ben Cardin (MD-3), are urging the Department of the Interior to provide $350,000 in emergency funding to repair damages incurred from the recent heavy snow to buildings at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Refuge.________________________________________________________________________

BARC budget slashed, two labs closed

President George W. Bushs 2007 budget proposal includes more than $9 million in budget cuts to the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), including the closure of two BARC labs.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Decries Cuts to BARC in President's Budget

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today criticized President Bushs FY 2007 budget proposal for cutting over $9 million from the Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (BARC), including the closure of two BARC labs critical to improved fruit production and vital to our understanding of the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables.________________________________________________________________________

Bush's $25 million cuts will hurt bay cleanup efforts

President Bush has proposed slashing $25 million from Chesapeake Bay programs and deals a staggering blow to cleanup efforts, a bay watchdog group said this morning.________________________________________________________________________