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 Tours Patuxent Research Refuge

I have been a strong supporter of the National Wildlife Refuge System and I was pleased to visit Patuxent Research Refuge today to tour research buildings undergoing renovations and to meet with a college student who recently participated in the Youth Conservation Corps summer employment program at the Refuge.

Hoyer and Interior Secretary: Funding to Preserve More Sites like Douglas Point is in Danger

Our message is simple: A half-century ago, Congress made the historic commitment to the American people to offset the impact of development on our lands and waters with smart investments in their conservation and restoration. It is time for Congress to reaffirm this commitment and ensure that our natural and historic resources are protected for generations to come.

Charles elementary school honored for green practices

J.C. Parks Elementary School in Indian Head was recognized Wednesday as one of two Maryland schools to win the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award.