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.

House Authorizes Army Corps To Proceed on Important Waterway Restoration Projects in Southern Maryland

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today announced that several water resource programs and projects important to the environmental and economic health of Maryland and the 5th Congressional District were authorized in the House-passed version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2005. Each of the following programs were included in the bill at Congressman Hoyers request and will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to make progress on these projects or studies to improve Southern Marylands water quality and surrounding environment.________________________________________________________________________

House Authorizes Army Corps to Proceed on Important Waterway Restoration Projects in Anne Arundel County

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today announced that several water resource programs and projects important to the environmental and economic health of Maryland and the 5th Congressional District were authorized in the House-passed version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2005. Each of the following programs were included in the bill at Congressman Hoyers request and will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to make progress on these projects or studies to improve Southern Marylands water quality and surrounding environment.________________________________________________________________________

House Authorizes Army Corps to Proceed on Important Waterway Restoration Projects in Prince George's County

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today announced that several water resource programs and projects important to the environmental and economic health of Maryland and the 5th Congressional District were authorized in the House-passed version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2005. Each of the following programs were included in the bill at Congressman Hoyers request and will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to make progress on these projects or studies to improve Prince Georges County water quality and surrounding environment.________________________________________________________________________

America Needs a Real Energy Strategy to Strengthen America's National Security

Last week, the President visited Calvert County to tour Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. As a strong supporter of Calvert Cliffs, and a proponent of nuclear power, I am pleased that the President was able to tour this facility. However, I am deeply disappointed that he has failed to lead our country toward energy independence by establishing a real, forward looking energy policy.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Secures $1 Million to Help Restore Oyster Population

Congressman Steny Hoyer announced that the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2006 Energy and Water funding bill last night which included $1 million for the Oyster Recovery Project, which is coordinating the revival of oysters in the bay. To date, Hoyer has helped obtain more than $25 million in federal funding for the project.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Announces Federal Funds to Keep Baltimore Harbor Open for Business

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 Bill last night which included $15.2 million for Baltimore Harbor maintenance dredging and $13.4 for the Poplar Island Project. At Congressman Hoyers request, the federal funding for the Baltimore Harbor dredging was increased by $200,000 over last years funding.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Secures Funds to Clean Up Anacostia River

Congressman Steny Hoyer today announced that the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2006 Energy and Water Appropriations bill last night which included, at the request of Congressman Hoyer, $400,000 to help clean up the Anacostia River, $240,000 more than was included in Fiscal Year 2005.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Joins "Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April" to Repair Area Homes

Congressman Steny Hoyer joined Laura Van Etten, Director of Government Affairs for Fannie Mae, to present Rebuilding Together/Christmas in April chapters in Marylands 5th Congressional District with a total of $15,000 in recognition of their hard work. In addition to presenting checks to chapters in the 5th District, Hoyer helped volunteers in St. Marys County rebuild and repair the home of a retired oysterman, and later joined volunteers for a celebratory picnic in St. Marys County at the end of the day.________________________________________________________________________