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Timothy B. Wheeler

Writer

Tim Wheeler reports on the environment and Chesapeake Bay. He's a former president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and has won numerous awards for his coverage. In more than 25 years at the Sun, he's also covered growth and development, state and local government and higher education. Before joining the Sun, he worked for a regional news service in Washingon, D.C., and newspapers in Norfolk and Richmond, Va.

Recent Articles

  • Planning for Md. offshore wind project gets underway

    Planning for Md. offshore wind project gets underway

    The energy of offshore wind is beginning to be felt in Maryland long before any of the giant turbines have been planted off the coast. Survey vessels recently began examining the Atlantic Ocean bottom off Ocean City, as planning starts in Baltimore for what could be the largest offshore wind energy...

  • Court refuses to stop LNG plant construction

    Court refuses to stop LNG plant construction

    A federal appeals court has refused to halt construction of a liquefied natural gas export facility in southern Maryland while it weighs a legal challenge to the project's approval. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied an emergency motion for a construction...

  • New hearing set on controversial gas pipeline through Baltimore County

    New hearing set on controversial gas pipeline through Baltimore County

    Baltimore County residents have another chance to speak up about a controversial natural gas pipeline that was recently halted in mid-construction by a court ruling. The Maryland Department of the Environment is holding a public informational hearing Monday evening in Owings Mills on a request...

  • EPA finds Maryland mostly on track in Bay cleanup, but Pennsylvania lagging badly

    EPA finds Maryland mostly on track in Bay cleanup, but Pennsylvania lagging badly

    Maryland is mostly on track to do its part in the Chesapeake Bay cleanup, but Pennsylvania is lagging badly, according to federal officials. In reviewing states' bay restoration efforts, the Environmental Protection Agency found that Maryland is on course to reduce its share of the phosphorus and...

  • Baltimore wins high marks for sustainability efforts

    Baltimore wins high marks for sustainability efforts

    Now for some good news about Baltimore: The city has earned top marks from a national nonprofit organization for its efforts to make the community more sustainable and resilient. STAR Communities, a Washington-based group, awarded Baltimore its highest, "five-star" rating for making progress on...

  • Hogan sued for blocking O'Malley power-plant pollution curbs

    Hogan sued for blocking O'Malley power-plant pollution curbs

    Two environmental groups filed suit Thursday against Gov. Larry Hogan and his administration for blocking a clean-air regulation developed by his predecessor that would have required coal-burning power plants in Maryland to curb their emissions of smog-forming pollution. In court documents filed...

  • Researchers to wade into stream restoration debate

    Researchers to wade into stream restoration debate

    Researchers are suiting up to wade into a roiling debate over the effectiveness of costly stream restoration projects in restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The Chesapeake Bay Trust, a state-funded nonprofit organization, has awarded four grants totaling $825,000 to...

  • Protection voted for deep-sea corals off Mid-Atlantic coast

    Protection voted for deep-sea corals off Mid-Atlantic coast

    Cold-water corals growing in deep water off Maryland and the rest of the mid-Atlantic coast would be protected from most harmful fishing activity under a sweeping plan approved Wednesday. Meeting in Virginia Beach, Va., the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted to restrict fishing activity...

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