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.

Members Pledge to Help Clean Potomac

Things that have been found floating in the Potomac River: a vintage Chevy. A giant plastic hot dog. A tombstone from 1878. A $50 check to the Internal Revenue Service.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Announces Funding for Dredging of St. Jerome Creek

RIDGE, MD - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today announced over $1 million in federal funds for the maintenance of St. Jerome Creek.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer, Cardin, Cummings Announce $800,000 for Center for Aquatic Life and Conservation

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Congressman Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) announced that the House of Representatives passed the FY 2006 Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, District of Columbia Appropriations Conference Report, which includes $800,000 in federal funds to support the Center for Aquatic Life and Conservation, a new initiative of Baltimores National Aquarium.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Statement on America Recycles Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today in recognition of America Recycles Day (ARD), which is observed every November 15th:________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Announces Honor for Senator Paul Sarbanes, Key Funding For Baltimore Harbor

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Steny Hoyer, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and the only member from Maryland, today announced that the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2006 Energy and Water Appropriations conference report, which named the Poplar Island project for U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes. The conference report also provides $13.4 for the Poplar Island project as well as $17.2 million for Baltimore Harbor maintenance dredging.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Announces $6.25 Million to Help Restore Bay's Oyster Population

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer announced today that the House of Representatives passed conference reports for both the Fiscal Year 2006 Energy and Water Appropriations bill and the Fiscal Year 2006 Science, State, Justice and Commerce Appropriations bill. The Energy and Water bill contains $2.25 million for the Oyster Recovery Project, which is coordinating the revival of oysters in the Bay, while the Science, State, Justice and Commerce bill provides $4 million. To date, Hoyer has helped obtain more than $26 million in federal funding for the project.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Secures Funds Vital to Prince George's County

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Steny Hoyer today announced that the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2006 Energy and Water Appropriations conference report which included, at the request of Congressman Hoyer, $200,000 to help clean up the Anacostia River. The report also included $156,000 to restore the Paint Branch and $1.1 million to restore the Western Branch of the Patuxent River.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Announces Federal Funds for Chesapeake Bay and Southern Maryland Waterways

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Steny Hoyer, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and the only member from Maryland, today announced that the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2006 Energy and Water Appropriations conference report which, at his request, included over $1 million for dredging and the construction of jetties at St Jerome Creek.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Announces Federal Funds to Sustain Maryland's Leading Role in Agriculture Research

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced that significant federal funds for programs that will benefit Prince Georges County were included in the Fiscal Year 2006 Agriculture Appropriations Conference Report, passed today by the House of Representatives.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Announces Federal Funds to Sustain Maryland's Leading Role in Agriculture Research

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced that significant federal funds for programs that will benefit Southern Maryland were included in the Fiscal Year 2006 Agriculture Appropriations Conference Report, passed today by the House of Representatives. Rep. Hoyer, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, took a lead role in securing the funding for these important projects during House consideration of the bill.________________________________________________________________________