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

  • Bay's crabs rebounding, survey finds

    The Chesapeake Bay's crab population has rebounded from last year's perilously low level, state officials reported Monday, meaning there could be more of the iconic crustaceans to feast on this summer — though at what price is anyone's guess. Despite a frigid winter that killed nearly one in five...

  • Bay's crabs rebounding, survey finds

    Bay's crabs rebounding, survey finds

    The Chesapeake Bay's crab population has rebounded from last year's perilously low level, state officials reported Monday, meaning there could be more of the iconic crustaceans to feast on this summer — though at what price is anyone's guess. Despite a frigid winter that killed nearly one in five...

  • Repeal of 'rain tax' requirement yet to trickle down to most area homeowners

    Repeal of 'rain tax' requirement yet to trickle down to most area homeowners

    Eliminating the "rain tax" — the stormwater fees that the state's 10 largest jurisdictions were required to charge property owners — was the signature achievement of Gov. Larry Hogan's first legislative session. But while Republicans are celebrating the fulfilment of a key campaign promise, most...

  • Street-corner rally appeals for residents to 'stop killing each other'

    Street-corner rally appeals for residents to 'stop killing each other'

    As drums beat and horns honked, dozens of men — and some women — stood quietly on a busy Northwest Baltimore street corner Friday night. Each held aloft a black-and-white sign with a stark message to passing motorists and pedestrians: "We must stop killing each other." It wasn't a protest, but...

  • Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with "flexibility" for coal plants

    Gov. Larry Hogan is reconsidering his predecessor's attempt to make coal-fired power plants install costly new pollution controls, switch to cleaner-burning fuel or shut down. Three months after yanking a clear-air rule issued by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration, the Republican governor...

  • Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with 'flexibility' for coal plants

    Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with "flexibility" for coal plants

    Gov. Larry Hogan is reconsidering his predecessor's attempt to make coal-fired power plants install costly new pollution controls, switch to cleaner-burning fuel or shut down. Three months after yanking a clear-air rule issued by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration, the Republican...

  • Flawed contract to feed inmates draws scrutiny

    Flawed contract to feed inmates draws scrutiny

    A Prince George's County food-service company won an emergency raise Wednesday to keep feeding inmates in Baltimore correctional and detention facilities, but not before two top state officials called for a review by Maryland's attorney general of how the flawed $38 million deal went awry. The three-member...

  • Hogan again slams Busch over budget

    Hogan again slams Busch over budget

    The General Assembly has left town, but bitterness lingers at the State House from the budget dispute that roiled the legislative session's final days. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, presiding over the biweekly meeting of the state's spending board, complained that the Democrat-dominated legislature...

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