Jim Morris

Managing Editor, Environment  The Center for Public Integrity

Jim Morris is managing editor for environment and labor at the Center for Public Integrity. A journalist since 1978, Morris has won more than 60 awards for his work, including the George Polk award, the Sidney Hillman award, several Sigma Delta Chi awards, and five Texas Headliners awards. He directed a global investigation of the asbestos industry that won the John B. Oakes award for environmental reporting from Columbia University in 2011 and an IRE Medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. He also led projects on worker hazards at oil refineries and lingering air toxics problems in U.S. communities that won honors from the National Press Foundation, the National Association of Science Writers, Harvard University and Hunter College, among other organizations. In April 2013, Morris and two colleagues received the Edgar A. Poe award for national reporting from the White House Correspondents’ Association for “Hard Labor, a series on health and safety threats to American workers. Morris has worked for a number of newspapers in Texas and California as well as publications such as U.S. News & World Report and Congressional Quarterly in Washington.

The impenetrable world of Mark Flores

By Jim Morris

Slow-motion tragedy for American workers

Read their stories: How job-related illnesses upended these families' lives

On Workers' Memorial Day 2015, an appeal to control toxic substances

By Jim Morris

Much room for improvement in flawed black lung benefits program, audit finds

By Jim Morris

Chairman of 'grossly mismanaged' Chemical Safety Board resigns

By Jim Morris

Special issue of journal looks at fracking's effects on people, animals

By Jim Morris

Yellowstone spill contaminates drinking water with carcinogen benzene

By Jim Morris

Internal documents reveal industry 'pattern of behavior' on toxic chemicals

By David Heath and Jim Morris

EPA: No comment on fracking air pollution

By Jim Morris and Lisa Song

Groups seek EPA action on toxic air emissions from fracking

By Jim Morris

Report offers grim predictions for South Texas air quality amid Eagle Ford oil boom

By Jim Morris, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer

Air monitoring in fracking areas fails to detect spikes in toxic emissions, new study says

By Lisa Song and Jim Morris

Tough new fracking rules in Colorado drawing keen attention in Texas, where boom rages on

By Zahra Hirji, Lisa Song and Jim Morris

White House seeks to chip away at severe Labor Department judge shortage, case backlog

By Jim Morris

Natural gas boom advances with little study of public health effects, report finds

By Lisa Song and Jim Morris

As drilling ravages Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale, residents 'living in a Petri dish’

By Jim Morris, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer

The story behind 'Big Oil, Bad Air'

By Jim Morris, David Hasemyer and Lisa Song

Rising caseload, fewer Labor Department judges triggers painful mix for suffering laborers

By Jim Morris

Dwindling number of judges burdens workers

By Jim Morris

High bladder cancer rate shrouds New York plant, exposing chemical hazards in the workplace

By Jim Morris

Facing lawsuits over deadly asbestos, paper giant launched secretive research program

By Jim Morris

Study delivers good, bad news on climate-impacting methane leakage from gas wells

By Lisa Song and Jim Morris

OSHA rule targets worker exposure to silica

By Jim Morris

Industry muscle targets federal 'Report on Carcinogens'

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

'Chemicals of Concern' list still wrapped in OMB red tape

By Jim Morris

OSHA strengthens protections for temp workers

By Jim Morris

Workplace deaths up slightly in 2011

By Jim Morris

Fertilizer trade group opposed stricter security rules

By Jim Morris

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