Chris Hamby

Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Chris Hamby’s series Breathless and Burdened, describing how the coal industry beat back miners' claims for black lung health benefits, was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. The series was also honored with the Harvard Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and the White House Correspondents' Association Award, his second such honor. Hamby's reporting on the environment and labor has been recognized with awards from the National Press Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Science Writers, among others. He has twice been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, as well as a finalist for awards from Harvard University, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Scripps Howard Foundation. His work includes computer-assisted reporting, and he previously worked at the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting’s database library. He has a master’s degree in journalism with a concentration in investigative reporting from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Richmond. In 2010, he completed a yearlong examination of a controversial murder case, supported in part by an investigative reporting fellowship. His writing about policy, politics, the criminal justice system and public health has appeared online and in newspapers and magazines.

Tired of waiting for state regulators to take meaningful action, two environmental groups are preparing to file a lawsuit against the nation

Reacting to health worries about chemical dispersants used in the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg intro

It has been 20 years since Congress included provisions in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments to inform citizens of risks from factories usin

EPA toxic chemicals bill likely on hold until after election

The way the Environmental Protection Agency evaluates the risks posed by toxic chemicals is badly in need of an overhaul, but any change wil

A long-delayed government epidemiological study of possible ties between diesel exhaust and lung cancer in miners may finally be published t

An Occupational Safety and Health Administration program meant to ferret out employers that under report workplace injuries is honing its fo

Eighteen months after the Environmental Protection Agency announced reforms to its controversial process for evaluating health hazards posed

As President Barack Obama proposes to generate more electricity from "clean energy" sources, a new government report highlights the effects

A 2009 explosion in Corpus Christ sheds light on danger of toxic acid cloud

Refinery settles violations from ‘avoidable’ HF release

A Texas oil refinery featured in a joint Center for Public Integrity-ABC News investigation into the dangers of hydrofluoric acid has agreed

The nation’s refineries are plagued by equipment failures and sometimes-fatal accidents that in many cases could have been prevented.

A hydrofluoric acid leak from an oil refinery in Ohio sent a worker to the hospital

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