Jamie Smith Hopkins

Deputy Editor and Senior Reporter, Environment  The Center for Public Integrity

Jamie Smith Hopkins is a reporter and deputy editor on the Center for Public Integrity's environment and labor team. Her work includes “America’s Super Polluters” — which revealed that facilities pumping out the largest amounts of toxic air pollution are frequently also the biggest emitters of climate-warming greenhouse gases — and an investigation of government inaction that has allowed a decades-long string of deaths from widely available paint removers to continue unabated. Honors for her Center stories include awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Education Writers Association and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. Previously, Hopkins spent 15 years as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where her coverage of the housing market drew multiple national awards. 

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

The campaign to weaken worker protections

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Fracking hearing airs claims about conflicts of interest, ‘misinformation’

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Plant flares could pump out more pollution than previously thought

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Interior: New fracking rules are good for public, industry

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Battle over smog standard heats up, with dueling arguments over cost

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Texas aligns itself with industry in fight against tighter smog standards

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

From rural Utah to Dallas and L.A.: Smog besets communities across U.S.

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Groups sue to force EPA's hand on oil and gas emissions

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Coal ash no worse than everyday trash, EPA rules

Health worries pervade North Texas fracking zone

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Smoke, odors and drifting foam in Fort Worth suburb stir frustration over fracking

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Five-state study finds high levels of airborne chemicals near oil and gas sites

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

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