About the Author

Timothy B. Wheeler is managing editor and project writer for the Bay Journal. He has more than two decades of experience covering the environment for The Baltimore Sun and other media outlets.

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Forest protection, air pollution, foam container bills fall by wayside in Maryland General Assembly

Bills passed to help fund Chesapeake cleanup, septic pump-outs and promote planning for sea level rise Maryland lawmakers took action this year to thwart the Trump administration’s move to allow oil … [Read more...]

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Bay Journal to lose EPA funding

Citing 'shift in priorities,' agency cancels multi-year grant for 27-year-old nonprofit news outlet covering the Chesapeake. It’s always awkward to become the news rather than simply report it, … [Read more...]

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Maryland Senate gives final approval to fracking ban

With governor's signature likely, state to become second in nation with natural gas reserves to prohibit drilling practice. Maryland’s Senate gave final approval Monday night to a permanent ban on … [Read more...]

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Fracking debate nears crossroads in Maryland

Lawmakers eye prohibition, or leaving it to voters to decide locality by locality. Maryland’s “fracking” debate begins in earnest this week in Annapolis. With a two-year moratorium on hydraulic … [Read more...]