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.

Environmental racism persists, and the EPA is one reason why

Residents of polluted U.S. communities fear planned cuts in EPA enforcement

By Ronnie Greene and Chris Hamby

States target toxic chemicals as Washington fails to act

By Ronnie Greene

Long-awaited EPA pesticide protections a 'mixed bag' for farmworkers

By Ronnie Greene

West Virginia chemical spill probe falls to overburdened Chemical Safety Board

By Chris Hamby and Ronnie Greene

Energy Department 'bet' on Fisker Automotive ends in bankruptcy

By Ronnie Greene

About 'Breathless and Burdened'

By Ronnie Greene

California bypasses feds, presses ahead on regulation of toxic chemicals

By Ronnie Greene

In new battleground over toxic reform, American Chemistry Council targets the states

By Ronnie Greene

Best of friends: Baltimore mayor, chemical lobbyist

By Ronnie Greene

Session for state officials "intended to educate," not influence, corporate sponsor says

By Ronnie Greene

Farmworker advocates press EPA to update pesticide rules

By Ronnie Greene

Two DOE electric car loans, two different paths

By Ronnie Greene

EPA adds safeguards to spotlight conflicts on scientific panels

By David Heath and Ronnie Greene

From homemaker to hell-raiser in Love Canal

By Ronnie Greene

Louisiana sinkhole shatters calm, prompts buyouts on the bayou

By Ronnie Greene

Energy Department auto loan program sputters

By Ronnie Greene

EPA unaware of industry ties on cancer review panel

By David Heath and Ronnie Greene

Ouster of scientist from EPA panel shows industry clout

By Ronnie Greene and David Heath

About the 'Mystery in the Fields' project

By Ronnie Greene

Fishing deaths mount, but government slow to cast safety net for deadliest industry

By Ronnie Greene

Farmworkers plagued by pesticides, red tape

By Ronnie Greene

Illegal ocean dumping persists despite DOJ crackdown

By Ronnie Greene

Department of Energy knew of Solyndra risks, former FBI agent finds

By Ronnie Greene

Audit cites risk in DOE loan program

By Ronnie Greene

Energy-backed firms award bonuses, file bankruptcy

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

DOE needs better risk management

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

Another green energy company stumbles: Fisker announces layoffs

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

Industry wields sway over air pollution rules, enforcement

By Ronnie Greene, Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

Thousands of sugar cane workers die as wealthy nations stall on solutions

By Sasha Chavkin and Ronnie Greene

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