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.

Kentucky death case: Another black eye for state workplace safety enforcement

By Jim Morris

Landmark worker death case continues against UCLA chemistry professor

By Jim Morris

Landmark criminal case against UCLA professor in worker death may end Friday

By Jim Morris

Diesel engine exhaust earns 'carcinogenic' label

By Jim Morris

IMPACT: OSHA pares inspection goals

By Jim Morris

OSHA rules on workplace toxics stalled

By Jim Morris

OSHA whistleblower wins court victory

By Jim Morris

In U.S. Steel town, fatal gas explosion goes unpunished by OSHA

By Jim Morris

Fatal work injuries rose in 2010, new data show

By Jim Morris

Former Bush EPA chief sounds alarm on chemical security

By Jim Morris

Big setback for mountaintop mining critics

By Jim Morris

Plan to cut benefits for injured federal workers stirs concern

By Jim Morris

Long-delayed diesel study published

By Jim Morris

Asbestos deaths bring 16-year sentence

By Jim Morris

'Chemicals of concern' list stuck at OMB

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

Landmark diesel exhaust study stalled amid industry and congressional objections

By Jim Morris

Industry wields sway over air pollution rules, enforcement

By Ronnie Greene, Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

EPA allowed unsafe handling of asbestos, IG says

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

In smelter town, decades of dirty air, disease — and bureaucratic dawdling

By Jim Morris and Emma Schwartz

Why Americans still breathe known hazards decades after ‘clean air’ law

By Jim Morris and Corbin Hiar

In polluted Pennsylvania suburb, a Republican takes on state regulators

By Jim Morris

Many Americans left behind in the quest for cleaner air

By Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and Elizabeth Lucas

EPA's internal Clear Air Act 'watch list'

By Jim Morris

What to expect from a President Perry on the environment? Some Texas-sized clues

By Jim Morris and Evan Bush

White House urges end to programs that can make dangerous jobs safer

By Jim Morris

DuPont considered, then rejected, safer handling method for chemical that killed worker

By Jim Morris

Canada resists adding deadly asbestos to toxics blacklist

By Jim Morris

IMPACT: Reform boosts workplace safety even while companies appeal inspectors' conclusions

By Jim Morris and Emma Schwartz

More hiring through 'green' chemistry?

By Jim Morris

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