Congressman Hoyer believes we must take steps to address climate change, which is a threat to our environment, including the Chesapeake Bay; public health; our economy; and national security. He is focused on reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil, advancing renewable energy technologies, and improving energy efficiency to save families and businesses money, reduce carbon pollution, spur innovation, create good-paying jobs, and improve public health.
Congressman Hoyer strongly supports environmental standards that keep our land, air, and water clean. He has supported every major environmental bill since he was elected to Congress. He has also secured 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.
Congressman Hoyer has also worked to protect Maryland’s open spaces and secured federal funds to add 8,000 acres to the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, expand and protect Piscataway Park, and helped acquire 6,000 acres in Charles County for the Douglas Point Project.