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.

Air toxics crackdown stymied by politics, industry resistance and ‘hopelessly irrational’ EPA

Despite years of citizen complaints, factory on EPA ‘watch list’ gets new license to foul the air

Regulators feared disclosure would make it seem like a ‘most wanted’ list

Secret government 'watch list' reveals failure to curb dangerous emissions

Ailing Cold War veterans say compensation program biased

Concerns raised about secrecy, industry influence and political interference

Federal watchdogs target secrecy, industry influence by "fifth branch of government"

From denying climate change to stances against EPA and Supreme Court, Perry resists Washington and helped a billionaire donor.

Study finds almost $50 million spent on travel for lawmakers, aides

Budget cuts could impair safety in some of the deadliest occupations

DuPont ignored near-miss accidents, poor maintenance at W. Virginia planted to poor maintenance

Major producer resists adding substance to toxics blacklist

Some employers must fix hazards while challenging regulators' findings

Study suggests way to revive an industry and create jobs. The industry blames Washington.

Four years after oil company's criminal conviction for air pollution, still no sentencing