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

  • New Maryland fisheries chief named

    New Maryland fisheries chief named

    A top port official who once worked for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has been tapped to be the state's chief fisheries regulator, filling a key job that's been vacant since a Hogan administration shakeup at DNR in May. David Blazer, deputy director of harbor development for the...

  • Environmentalists call for moratorium on Shore poultry growth

    Environmentalists call for moratorium on Shore poultry growth

    Several environmental groups called Tuesday for a moratorium on new poultry houses on the Eastern Shore, warning that the industry's expansion will worsen the region's pollution problem before new regulations designed to address it can take effect. The Environmental Integrity Project, in a new...

  • Lead poisoning declines as state expands effort

    Lead poisoning declines as state expands effort

    Childhood lead poisoning continues to decline in Maryland, new data show, which state officials called encouraging but still not good enough. There were 2,359 children statewide whom testing found last year had elevated levels of toxic lead in their blood, according to the Maryland Department of...

  • Tax bump boosts state budget surplus

    Tax bump boosts state budget surplus

    Buoyed by a surge in tax collections, Maryland finished the year with a $295 million budget surplus, new figures show. The state's comptroller and governor differed Thursday over whether that means the state's economy has rebounded, but agreed it's not time to loosen the reins on state spending....

  • Mud pollution enforcement needs improvement, environmentalists say

    Mud pollution enforcement needs improvement, environmentalists say

    "Under construction" may be a sign of progress to many, but bare soil at a building site poses a serious threat to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries if allowed to wash away in a rainstorm. State rules require land cleared for development to be "stabilized" to prevent such erosion, but environmental...

  • EPA praises Maryland's farm pollution control efforts, skips shortcomings

    EPA praises Maryland's farm pollution control efforts, skips shortcomings

    The Environmental Protection Agency has praised Maryland's efforts to curb farm animal pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, calling them "robust and well-implemented." But the laudatory federal press release Monday omitted any mention of compliance and inspection shortcomings that agency officials...

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