Ronnie Greene

The Center for Public Integrity

Greene joined the Center in 2011 after serving as The Miami Herald’s investigations and government editor. He was project editor for Breathless and Burdened, an investigative series by Chris Hamby describing how the coal industry beat back miners' claims for black lung benefits, honored with the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Greene led Center investigations into contracts and connections at the Department of Energy, was part of the reporting teams for Poisoned Places, Hard Labor and Toxic Clout, and edited Mystery in the Fields, exposing rare kidney deaths among laborers. His Center investigations earned an Emmy Award and the Harvard Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, in partnership with ABC News, and honors from the White House Correspondents' Association, Columbia University, Sigma Delta Chi, IRE and Gerald Loeb. At The Miami Herald, Greene was lead editor for Neglected To Death, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist investigation exposing abuses in Florida group homes. He was part of four Herald reporting teams awarded the Pulitzer Prize (twice) or named finalists (twice), and spent nine years as an investigative reporter exposing slave-like conditions in Florida’s farm fields, deadly air cargo plane crashes and public corruption. Greene received a Master's in Nonfiction Writing from the Johns Hopkins University, a journalism degree from VCU, and taught graduate journalism at the University of Miami. He is author of Night Fire: Big Oil, Poison Air, And Margie Richard’s Fight To Save Her Town. Greene left the Center in 2014.

The EPA's "Next Generation Compliance" plan would lead to fewer inspections of, and enforcement actions against, polluters.

In state capitols from Maine to Oregon, environmental advocates are filing bills to identify and ban noxious chemicals.

After more than two decades, the EPA revised rules to protect farmworkers from pesticides, but advocates say they don't go far enough.

Massive chemical spill in W.Va. adds to a growing backlog for the troubled Chemical Safety Board.

An Energy Department program meant to spur development of electric cars faces another setback with Fisker Chapter 11 filing.

The team behind the 'Breathless and Burdened' investigation

The state formally adopts new rules that go well beyond the flimsy federal protection net weakened by decades of D.C. delay.

A forum for state officials at Procter & Gamble headquarters raises questions about industry's role in shaping environmental health policy.

As she lobbies City Hall, the ACC's Lisa Harris Jones remains exceedingly close to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

The fight between industry and activists over regulation of toxic chemicals has shifted from Washington, D.C., to state venues.

Worker rights and pesticide safety advocates are in Washington this week, urging updates to the EPA's Worker Protection Standard.

As Fisker Automotive struggles to stay afloat, Tesla Motors pays off its Energy Department loan.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new steps Friday to help reveal potential conflicts of interest in scientific review panels.

In 1978, Lois Gibbs was a mom with sick kids. Her fight prompted a president to free 900 families -- and paved the way for U.S. buyouts.

A massive sinkhole roils a Louisiana bayou community — forcing many to seek buyouts, part of a U.S. trend of communities fighting to leave.

A $25 billion Department of Energy loan program has not closed a loan in two years amid the specter of Solyndra.

The removal of a respected Maine toxicologist from a panel six years ago reveals industry influence on EPA's IRIS program

An EPA panel appointed to study hexavalent chromium included scientists who had consulted for industry in lawsuits.

About the Project: Mystery in the Fields

Commercial fishing is the deadliest industry in the U.S., but with federal reform moving slowly, some fishermen are stepping in.

Pesticides endanger farmworkers, but thin layers of government protect them and no one knows the full scope of the perils in the fields.

Federal prosecutors target dumping on the high seas, which taints global waterways with oil and other contaminants.

Department of Energy knew the risks of backing Solyndra Inc. with a half-billion dollar loan, a former FBI agent found.

A new audit of the Department of Energy’s $34 billion loan guarantee program said the agency doesn’t always follow its own rules

The DOE financed green energy companies that later fell into bankruptcy — but not before the firms awarded big executive bonuses

In light of loans to companies like Solyndra, DOE needs better risk management of companies receving loans

Electric car maker Fisker lays off workers, while asking the federal government for continued support

Top Obama fundraisers at Energy Department included an overseer of stimulus billions.

As communities battle toxic air, industry shapes EPA and state regulation.

Miles de trabajadores de caña de azúcar mueren ante escasez de acción oficial