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 70 awards for his work, including the George Polk award, the Sidney Hillman award, three National Association of Science Writers 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, 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 helped edit “Breathless and Burdened,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning, 2013 investigation of the federal black lung benefits program. Morris also conceived, and was a lead writer on, the 2014 series “Big Oil, Bad Air,” a collaboration with InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel that garnered 10 national awards for its revelations about toxic air emissions from hydraulic fracturing. 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.

Commentary: Update of Toxic Substances Control Act a worthy step that's long overdue

By Jim Morris

Ford spent $40 million to reshape asbestos science

By Jim Morris

About 'Science for Sale'

By Jim Morris

Commentary: The deeper meaning of Flint

By Jim Morris

Report underlines recent worker hazards at old weapons plants

By Jim Morris and Jamie Smith Hopkins

Commentary: The unseen toll of workplace disease in America

By Jim Morris

Upended by America’s ‘third wave’ of asbestos disease

By Jim Morris, Maryam Jameel and Eleanor Bell Fox

Side benefit of climate accord: Better health in polluted communities

By Jim Morris

Ailing, angry nuclear-weapons workers fight for compensation

By Jim Morris and Jamie Smith Hopkins

Recipe for journalistic impact: Time, dogged analysis and human contact

By Jim Morris

'Sweeping reforms' proposed for black lung benefit program

By Jim Morris

Murmurs of change at the troubled EPA civil-rights office

By Jim Morris

Report: cause for 'alarm' on possible work-related causes of breast cancer

By Jim Morris

After 44 years, halting progress on workplace disease

By Jim Morris

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

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