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 34th celebration of Earth Day, which will be observed on Thursday, April 22.________________________________________________________________________

Congressman Hoyer Tours Cove Point

LUSBY, MD - Congressman Steny Hoyer today toured Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility where he was briefed by Mike Frederick, the Director of LNG Operations, Mike Garner, the Manager of LNG Operations and the U.S. Coast Guard about the Facilitys operations and the safety measures they have in place.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer: Donate Used Cell Phones, Help Seniors and the Environment

PRINCE FREDERICK, MD - Congressman Steny Hoyer visited seniors at the Calvert Pines Senior Center and met with representatives from each of the three Senior Centers in Calvert County today to discuss their important initiative to collect used cell phones that seniors can use in an emergency. Congressman Hoyer donated over twenty used cell phones to the Calvert County Office on Aging.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Helps Clean Up Potomac

ACCOKEEK, MD - Congressman Steny Hoyer today joined thousands of volunteers from throughout Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to participate in the 16th Annual Potomac Watershed Clean-Up sponsored by the Alice Ferguson Foundation which is located in Congressman Hoyers district. Rep. Hoyer joined the Executive Director of the Foundation on the banks of the Potomac in Accokeek to talk to volunteers and help cleanup debris along the river.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Encourages Eligible Maryland Farmers to Sign Up for Crop Insurance Cost-Share

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer announced today that federal funds he helped secure in the fiscal year 2004 Omnibus Appropriations bill could benefit Maryland farmers. Farmers who sign up for crop insurance by March 15 will benefit from an additional cost-share incentive authorized by Congress. The federal funds will be used to pay 15 percent of the producers net premium at the 70 to 85 percent coverage levels.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Receives High Marks from National Environmental Organization

WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters, a national bipartisan organization devoted to educating citizens about the environmental voting records of federally elected officials, this week released their annual Congressional Scorecard for the first session of the 108th Congress. The LCV has published a National Environmental Scorecard every Congress since 1970, the year it was founded by leaders of the environmental movement following the first Earth Day. Congressman Hoyer received a score of 85%. The national average was 46 percent for members of the House of Representatives and 79 percent for House members from Maryland.________________________________________________________________________