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.

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

Renegade Refiner: OSHA says BP has “systemic safety problem”

By Jim Morris and M.B. Pell

Expert: New toxic chemicals report “unprecedented”

By Jim Morris

More transparency sought from White House’s OMB in regulation reviews

By Jim Morris

Consumer group: Electricity price-gouging feared until bids made public

By Jim Morris

Senate prepares for new battle over chemical plant security

By Jim Morris

Local officials say they’re in the dark on dangerous freight rail traffic

By Jim Morris

Gov’t database of bad doctors blocks public from seeing names

By Jim Morris

EPA cracks down on flea, tick labels in wake of Center probe

By M.B. Pell and Jim Morris

Government transparency under Obama misses the mark

By Jim Morris

Public blocked from key parts of U.S. dam inspection data

By Jim Morris

Farm subsidies still missing from USDA’s data-rich website

By Jim Morris

GSA tracks contractors’ work in database off-limits to public

By Jim Morris

Ten million CIA documents require in-person visit

By Jim Morris

FDA lags USDA in accessible food safety data

By Jim Morris

OSHA workplace samples: Millions of records out of reach

By Jim Morris

The Data Mine launched by The Center for Public Integrity and Sunlight Foundation

By Jim Morris

New EPA scrutiny for Atrazine reflected in Center’s database complaints

By M.B. Pell and Jim Morris

'Safe' pesticides now first in poisonings

By M.B. Pell and Jim Morris

Welding's toxic legacy

By Jim Morris

Congress moves to curb abuses by advisory councils

By Jim Morris and Marina Walker Guevara

Network of 900 advisory panels wields unseen power

By Jim Morris and Alejandra Fernández Morera

Radiation panel fairness questioned

Voters In Three States Reject Takings Initiatives

By Josh Israel and Jim Morris

Following The Money (Part 4): U.S. Term Limits

By Jim Morris and Robert Brodsky

Following The Money (Part 2)

By Jim Morris and Robert Brodsky

Illinois Authorities Probe Rich Groups

By Josh Israel and Jim Morris

Following The Money (Part 1)

By Jim Morris and Robert Brodsky

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