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 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.

Pax River advocates cheer suspension of wind turbine plans

St. Mary's County officials applauded this week the "indefinite suspension" of a wind turbine project planned across the Chesapeake Bay from Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

Hoyer Announces Federal Funding for Chesapeake Bay

Protecting the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay is essential to preserving and restoring the economic vitality of the Bay and this grant will help Maryland farmers contribute to that restoration for generations to come.

Hoyer Statement on the Passage of Bill to Establish Park to Honor Harriet Tubman in Maryland

Harriet Tubman is a national hero and one of the greatest figures in our country's history. I'm pleased that through these national parks – one in her birthplace on Maryland's Eastern Shore and the other in New York, where she lived for several decades – we will honor her extraordinary life and legacy and provide Americans with the opportunity to learn more about her work to advance equality, opportunity, and justice.

Defense Dept. objects to wind turbines

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) said Thursday the Department of Defense has formally objected to the wind turbine project across the Chesapeake Bay in Somerset County.