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.

Coal is back, even as the Obama administration pushes green energy

By Jeremy Borden and Jim Morris

IMPACT: In Philadelphia, plea for safer alternative at refinery

By Jim Morris

IMPACT: Refinery's use of toxic chemical spurs hearing

By Jim Morris

'Clean' natural gas adding to climate change

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

Activist asbestos inspector faces threats, industry backlash

By Jim Morris and Marcelo Soares

Six Questions for J. Davitt McAteer

By Jim Morris

Regulators aware for years of understated seismic risks to nuclear plants

By Jim Morris and Bill Sloat

Reactors at heart of Japanese nuclear crisis raised concerns as early as 1972, memos show

By Jim Morris and Aaron Mehta

The forgotten ones: Few remedies for injured contractors

By Jim Morris

Equipment failure at refinery leads to toxic HF release

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

Regulatory flaws, repeated violations put oil refinery workers at risk

By Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and M.B. Pell

Refinery settles violations from ‘avoidable’ HF release

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

Use of toxic acid puts millions at risk

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

Multiple safety failures identified in chemical explosion

By Jim Morris

Quarter-century after Bhopal, a deadly chemical’s U.S. production to end

By Jim Morris

Congress ponders corn ethanol tax credit as production of plant waste ethanol lags

By Jim Morris

Global scientists express concern about flame retardants

By Jim Morris

Lame duck Congress may consider bill to toughen OSHA

By Jim Morris

Diesel dangers: Mining companies get first look at government cancer study

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby

Brain cancer trial may influence science on toxic chemical

By Jim Morris

EPA says new rules coming for chemicals in dyes, detergents

By Jim Morris

BP to pay record fine, spend $500M to upgrade Texas refinery

By Jim Morris and M.B. Pell

Canadian health group demands disclosure on asbestos

By Jim Morris

Senate bill aims to tighten regulation of oil spill dispersants

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

Sen. Franken asks BP to explain OSHA violations

By Jim Morris

A ravenous appetite for asbestos

By Jim Morris and Te-Ping Chen

America’s asbestos age

By Jim Morris

The Brockovich of Brazil

By Jim Morris

Exporting an epidemic

By Jim Morris

25 years after Bhopal, U.S. plant still using same toxic chemical

By M.B. Pell and Jim Morris

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