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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

  • Lawmakers scrutinize Hogan farm pollution rules, mull taking own action

    Lawmakers scrutinize Hogan farm pollution rules, mull taking own action

    Gov. Larry Hogan's proposal to curb poultry manure runoff from Eastern Shore farms sparked spirited debate Tuesday, as environmentalists, administration officials and farmers sparred over whether the rules would finally resolve the longstanding problem, or let pollution keep washing into the Chesapeake...

  • Hogan proposes curbs on farm pollution

    Hogan proposes curbs on farm pollution

    A month after blocking hotly disputed environmental regulations drawn up by his predecessor, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he is putting out his own rules to curb Chesapeake Bay pollution from farms — including an immediate ban on spreading poultry manure on some Eastern Shore fields where...

  • Hogan to unveil 'enhanced' Bay farm pollution rules

    Hogan to unveil 'enhanced' Bay farm pollution rules

    Just a few weeks after blocking farm pollution rules finalized by his predecessor, Gov. Larry Hogan is unveiling his own proposal to limit poultry manure runoff fouling the Chesapeake Bay. Hogan has scheduled a 4:30 p.m. press conference today (Monday) in the State House to announce "enhanced"...

  • Trash-burning power project hits new snag

    Trash-burning power project hits new snag

    A long-delayed trash-burning power plant in South Baltimore has hit a new snag, as a regional government group has backed away from its pledge to buy electricity from the controversial project. The Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee — a coalition of 22 local governments, school...

  • Hogan 'executive privilege' email troubles open-government advocates

    Hogan 'executive privilege' email troubles open-government advocates

    Gov. Larry Hogan may have campaigned on a pledge to bring more transparency to government in Annapolis, but his lawyer has urged agency heads and staff to stamp a claim of "executive privilege" — the civilian equivalent of "top secret" — on all their internal correspondence, emails and documents....

  • UM scientists launch new Conowingo pollution study

    UM scientists launch new Conowingo pollution study

    Wading into a politically fraught issue, a team of Maryland scientists is trying to pin down how much of the sediment and nutrient pollution fouling the Chesapeake Bay after big storms comes from the Conowingo Dam and how much from other sources farther up the Susquehanna River. Expected to take...

  • Maryland Senate votes to raise maximum speed limit to 70 mph

    Maryland Senate votes to raise maximum speed limit to 70 mph

    The top speed on some Maryland highways could go to 70 miles per hour under a bill passed by the Senate Thursday. The measure carried by a vote of 39 to 7, with dissenters warning increasing speed limits could cause more crashes and traffic fatalities. Sen. George C. Edwards, a Garrett County Republican...

  • Hogan pitches charter school reforms alongside Obama officials

    Hogan pitches charter school reforms alongside Obama officials

    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan took his pitch to expand charter schools on the road Wednesday, appearing alongside the Obama administration's top education official at a Baltimore school at a time when both seek increased funding for charters. Hogan intended the visit to the Empowerment Academy in...

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