Kristen Lombardi

Senior Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Kristen Lombardi is an award-winning journalist who works for the nonprofit investigative organization, Center for Public Integrity, covering environmental and social justice issues. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years. Her investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency's lackluster civil-rights record for the Center won the top investigative prize from the Society for Professional Journalists and a special citation by Columbia University's Paul Tobenkin Award, among other recognition. Before the Center, Lombardi was an investigative reporter for the Village Voice, where she provided groundbreaking coverage of the 9/11 health crisis. Her investigative reports as a staff writer for the Boston Phoenix were widely credited with helping to expose the clergy sex-abuse scandal in that city. Her work for the Center has received national and regional awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Dart Award and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service. Lombardi was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, in 2011-12. She graduated with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley and has a master's degree in journalism from Boston University. Currently, she serves as an adjunct master’s adviser and professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Sunshine State lags on solar power, doubles down on natural gas

By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Kristen Lombardi

New York’s heralded fracking ban isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

By Kristen Lombardi

Natural gas building boom fuels climate worries, enrages landowners

By Kristen Lombardi and Jamie Smith Hopkins

With Trump's election, critical climate efforts likely fall to the states

By Kristen Lombardi and Elizabeth Hernandez

Report slams EPA civil rights compliance

By Talia Buford and Kristen Lombardi

Former cleanup workers blame illnesses on toxic coal ash exposures

By Kristen Lombardi

Coal ash bedevils Oklahoma town, revealing weakness of EPA rule

By Kristen Lombardi

Civil Rights Commission to hold hearing on environmental justice

By Kristen Lombardi and Talia Buford

Steel mill that never was 'casts a shadow' on EPA Office of Civil Rights

By Talia Buford and Kristen Lombardi

EPA draft plan would perpetuate environmental racism, critics say

By Kristen Lombardi and Talia Buford

EPA plans more aggressive civil-rights reviews

By Kristen Lombardi and Talia Buford

How to fix the EPA's broken civil-rights office

By Talia Buford and Kristen Lombardi

'They figured our neighborhood is black, so they'll do it'

By Kristen Lombardi

Thirty miles from Selma, a different kind of civil rights struggle

By Kristen Lombardi

Environmental racism persists, and the EPA is one reason why

Biden cites progress on campus sexual assault, but says there's 'so much farther to go'

By Kristen Lombardi

Duke Energy fined $25.1 million for groundwater damage from coal ash

By Kristen Lombardi

Coal ash no worse than everyday trash, EPA rules

New battlefront for petrochemical industry: benzene and childhood leukemia

By Kristen Lombardi

A dozen dirty documents

By Kristen Lombardi and Jared Bennett

Benzene and worker cancers: 'An American tragedy'

By Kristen Lombardi

Reporter's toolkit: Investigating sexual assault on your campus

By Kristen Lombardi

Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

EPA plan would slash climate-damaging carbon emissions from 1,000 existing power plants

White House group releases recommendations on fighting campus sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

EPA to regulate coal ash amid court settlement

By Kristen Lombardi

Obama moves to address campus sex assault issues raised by Center series

By Kristen Lombardi

EPA under the gun to regulate coal ash

By Kristen Lombardi

EPA proposes crackdown on emissions from new gas, coal-fired power plants

By Kristen Lombardi

Coal industry, Hill allies target fine print of Obama climate plan

By Kristen Lombardi

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