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 Federal Funds to Sustain Agriculture in Southern Maryland

Washington, DC Congressman Steny Hoyer today announced that the House of Representatives has passed the Agriculture Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2005, which includes significant federal funds for a number of programs that will benefit Southern Maryland. Rep. Hoyer, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, took a lead role in securing the funding for these important projects which were not included in the Presidents budget for fiscal year 2005.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Ensures House Remains Dedicated to Restoring Bay's Oyster Population

WASHINGTON - Congressman Steny Hoyer announced that the House of Representatives included $3 million in the Fiscal Year 2004 Energy and Water funding bill for the Oyster Restoration Project which is coordinating the revival of oysters in the bay. To date, Hoyer has helped obtain more than $18 million in federal funding for the program.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Secures Federal Funds to Clean Up and Preserve Prince George's Waterways

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer today announced that the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2005 Energy and Water Appropriations bill which includes federal funds to help restore and preserve the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers which were included in the bill at the request of Congressman Hoyer.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Ensures House Remains Dedicated to Restoring Bay's Oyster Population

Congressman Steny Hoyer announced that the House of Representatives included $3 million in the Fiscal Year 2004 Energy and Water funding bill for the Oyster Restoration Project which is coordinating the revival of oysters in the bay...________________________________________________________________________

Congressman Hoyer Secures Federal Funds for

WASHINGTON - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today announced that $1.5 million was included in the fiscal year 2005 Interior Appropriations bill for the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network Grants. A wide variety of projects and programs throughout Maryland's 5th Congressional District have benefited from this grant program since its creation by Congress in 1998. Congressman Hoyer is the only U.S. Representative from Maryland on the House Appropriations Committee.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Seeds 10 Million Oysters to Help Restore Patuxent River

ST. MARYS COUNTY - Congressman Steny Hoyer today joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the State of Maryland to begin seeding 10 million oysters in a newly established oyster sanctuary. This restoration effort is one of several projects that address natural resource injuries from the April 2000 oil spill into the Patuxent River in southern Maryland. Following are Congressman Hoyers remarks as prepared for delivery.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Tests the "Sneaker Index" with Bernie Fowler

CALVERT COUNTY - Congressman Steny Hoyer joined former State Senator Bernie Fowler in his 17th Annual "Wade In" today. The Wade In was started by Mr. Fowler as an unscientific but telling manner of gauging the water quality of the Patuxent River. Congressman Hoyer has attended the "Wade In" for years and served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event this year.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Meets with Federal and State Agency Fish and Wildlife Experts about Northern Snakehead

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer released the following statement today after meeting with representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and other agencies, to discuss the northern snakeheads recently caught in the Potomac River.________________________________________________________________________

Rep. Hoyer Celebrates Conservation of Jug Bay

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today to celebrate the conservation of the 300-acre Jug Bay Farm.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer: Earth Day a Reminder to Invest in Our Environment

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer released the following statement today in recognition of the 34th celebration of Earth Day, which will be observed on Thursday, April 22.________________________________________________________________________