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 on Republican and Democratic Energy Bills

The American people are being pummeled at the pump by high gas prices and theyre being told to brace themselves for record heating costs this winter. And what is this House Majority doing to reduce consumers pain? Absolutely nothing!________________________________________________________________________

Sell the Stone Site? It's Not Likely

A "brainstorming" document mistakenly made public last week on Capitol Hill included a proposal to sell one of Charles County's historical gems: the Thomas Stone National Historic Site...________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Announces Major Grant Funding for Chesapeake Gateway Projects

Southern Maryland is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, and this funding will help make the Chesapeake Bay more enjoyable and more accessible to local citizens...________________________________________________________________________

Historic Port Tobacco site, others could be sold

A congressional proposal to sell the Thomas Stone National Historic Site in Port Tobacco and 15 other national parks across the country for commercial and residential development has infuriated the Sierra Club, historical preservationists and elected officials...________________________________________________________________________

The Affect of Skyrocketing Oil Prices-Beyond the Gas Pump

As the summer driving season ends, and the winter demand for heating fuel begins, the effects of record-high oil and gasoline prices on American families are set to go from bad to worse...________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Helps Break Ground on New BARC Poultry Facility

Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) helped break ground today on the new Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (BARC) Poultry Facility, which will provide this important federal center with much needed upgrades...________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Helps Break Ground on New BARC Poultry Facility

Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) helped break ground today on the new Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (BARC) Poultry Facility, which will provide this important federal center with much needed upgrades...________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Focuses on Keeping Energy Facilities in Calvert Secure

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, (D-MD) today reviewed the security measures in place to keep Constellation's Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, the Dominion Cove Point LNG facility and the communities surrounding each facility protected. Rep. Hoyer was given a tour of Calvert Cliffs and watched a demonstration of the security exercises employed by the Coast Guard on the Chesapeake Bay. Mr. Hoyer also took a ride on a Coast Guard boat to the Cove Point docking pier to tour the offshore platform.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Votes to Help Maryland Meet Energy Needs

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, (D-MD) today supported the Energy Conference Report, agreed to in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, which included numerous provisions to improve the efficient delivery of clean energy resources to the state of Maryland and the nation.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Secures Funds to Preserve Maryland's Unique Heritage

Major funding for several projects important to Marylands environment and economy is contained in the fiscal year 2006 Interior Appropriations Conference Report, agreed to in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, that was passed by the House of Representatives today. The funding will help to preserve Southern Marylands historic tobacco barns, it will benefit the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Prince Georges County, and will provide critical funds to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and the Anacostia River. The funds were all included in the bill at the request of Congressman Steny Hoyer.________________________________________________________________________