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

  • City cancels deal with trash-burning power plant

    City cancels deal with trash-burning power plant

    Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to terminate the city's contract with the developer of a trash-burning power plant in southern Baltimore. The five-member Board of Estimates, controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, voted unanimously to cancel its agreement with Energy Answers to...

  • Lawmakers approve new birth certificates for transgender people

    Lawmakers approve new birth certificates for transgender people

    Transgender people could apply to change the gender on their birth certificates to reflect their identity under identical bills passed by each chamber of the General Assembly Tuesday. The legislation would require the state to issue new birth certificates reflecting the name and gender of a transgender...

  • House, Senate pass measures to curb fracking

    House, Senate pass measures to curb fracking

    Both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly separately passed measures Tuesday that mark the most aggressive action the legislature has taken to curb natural gas extraction in the state.  The Maryland House of Delegates passed a three-year ban on fracking and the Senate approved tough new legal...

  • In vitro mandate bill for same-sex couples passes both chambers

    In vitro mandate bill for same-sex couples passes both chambers

    Legislation intended to put lesbians on a par with straight couples on health insurance coverage for advanced fertility procedures has passed both the Senate and the House. The Senate passed the measure Tuesday morning 37-10, following House passage the night before on a 94-44 vote. The bill would...

  • Hogan, congressional delegation huddle over FBI move

    Hogan, congressional delegation huddle over FBI move

    Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland's congressional delegation put partisan politics aside Monday to present a united front in the state's bid to woo the FBI to Prince George's County. The state's two Democratic senators and eight representatives — all but one a Democrat — huddled in Annapolis with the...

  • Hogan, congressional delegation confer on FBI move

    Hogan, congressional delegation confer on FBI move

    Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland's congressional delegation put partisan politics aside Monday to present a united front in the state's bid to woo the new FBI headquarters to Prince George's County. The state's two Democratic senators and eight representatives — all but one a Democrat, met with the...

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