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

  • TV ad hits Hogan for blocking air pollution curbs

    TV ad hits Hogan for blocking air pollution curbs

    Environmental and health groups have launched a television ad blitz Thursday calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to release an air pollution regulation that he blocked when he took office. "Marylanders didn't vote for dirty air last November," the 30-second commercial begins, "but they might get it from...

  • Hogan gives little ground on spending, renews call for tax cuts

    Hogan gives little ground on spending, renews call for tax cuts

    Gov. Larry Hogan submitted a supplement to next year's state budget Thursday that spurns most of the General Assembly's priorities for restored spending and reiterates his call for tax cuts lawmakers have already turned down.  The $45 million supplemental budget sets the stage for what could be...

  • Senate panel votes for two-year fracking delay

    Senate panel votes for two-year fracking delay

    A Senate panel voted Wednesday to impose a two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Western Maryland, a pause to allow lawmakers to review any limits the Hogan administration might put on the controversial drilling practice. The delay, approved by the Education, Health and...

  • Senate stormwater fee bill gets rained on in House

    Senate stormwater fee bill gets rained on in House

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller's bid to end the long-running political uproar over the so-called "rain tax" ran into some turbulence Wednesday, as witness after witness urged a House panel to retool the Democratic leader's bill. Miller told members of the House Environment and Transportation...

  • House OKs tax break for Baltimore County landfill neighbors, despite Kamenetz

    House OKs tax break for Baltimore County landfill neighbors, despite Kamenetz

    A bill that could grant a tax break to neighbors of Baltimore County’s landfill in White Marsh passed the House Tuesday, over opposition from County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. The measure, approved 130 to 6, would let the county grant a property tax credit to as many as 104 homeowners living near...

  • Frosh weighs in against Atlantic offshore oil and gas drilling

    Frosh weighs in against Atlantic offshore oil and gas drilling

    Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has registered his "strong opposition" to permitting oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast, warning it could harm Maryland's beaches and the Chesapeake Bay. In comments filed with the U.S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Frosh said exploration and drilling...

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