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

Congressman Steny Hoyer released the following statement in recognition of the 35th celebration of Earth Day, observed on Friday, April 22.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Visits Greenwell State Park with Students

Congressman Steny Hoyer joined officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and students from Leonardtown High School at Greenwell State Park on the Patuxent River for a demonstration of the "B-WET" program in recognition of Environmental Education Week (April 10 16) and Earth Day (April 22).________________________________________________________________________

Congressman Hoyer Helps Seed 10 Million Oysters to Help Restore Patuxent River

Congressman Steny Hoyer oversees the planting of approximately 10 million oysters in a newly established oyster reef sanctuary in the Patuxent River to increase the oyster population in surrounding waters including the Chesapeake Bay.Click here to learn more Watch the event video Video transcript Click hereto read about federal funds Congressman Hoyer secured to ensure that Congress remains dedicated to restoring the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population.________________________________________________________________________

State officials make case for Bay in D.C.

Governors took their pitch for Chesapeake-related cash to Congressand at least one congressman took the issue to the White Houseas leaders continued their scramble in March to secure federal support for the Bay cleanup.________________________________________________________________________

Rep. Hoyer Participates in 17th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

ACCOKEEK, MD - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) today joined thousands of volunteers from throughout Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to participate in the 17th Annual Potomac Watershed Clean-Up sponsored by the Alice Ferguson Foundation which is located in Congressman Hoyers district.________________________________________________________________________

Farmers Raise Concerns About Estate Tax, Fuel Costs

Southern Maryland's farming leadership assembled in Charlotte Hall this week to share concerns with Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) about the loss of estate tax exemptions, the high price of fuel and, like elderly residents in other fields, the fate of Social Security.________________________________________________________________________

Oyster Cuts Criticized

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) criticized President Bush for eliminating funding in his proposed fiscal 2006 budget for the Oyster Restoration Project, which is coordinating the revival of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer lauded for environmental stewardship

The National Parks Conservation Association has awarded a Maryland congressman as the recipient of its fourth "Friend of the National Parks" award.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer: Anacostia Waterfront Corporation Important First Step

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today in support of the recent vote by the D.C. City Council to establish an Anacostia Waterfront Development Corporation:________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Announces Federal Funds to Sustain Agriculture in Prince George's County

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 Prince Georges County and the state of Maryland. In particular, the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) will receive close to $7.7 million in additional Federal funds for research initiatives that the President had proposed for elimination in his Fiscal Year 2005 budget. Rep. Hoyer, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, took a lead role in securing the funding for these important projects.________________________________________________________________________