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.

New scrutiny of 'longwall' mining finds damage in Pennsylvania streams

By Kristen Lombardi

'Upset' emissions: Flares in the air, worry on the ground

By Kristen Lombardi and Andrea Fuller

Clean Air Act law, reality collide

By Kristen Lombardi

Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act headed for President's signature

By Kristen Lombardi

As EPA delays new coal ash rules, residents turn to the courts for relief

By Kristen Lombardi

Notre Dame case highlights complexities of campus sexual assault investigations

By Kristen Lombardi

BP engulfed in lawsuit over 40-day Texas flare

By Kristen Lombardi

Where regulators failed, citizens took action — testing their own air

IMPACT: Panetta pledges to fix substandard schools on military bases

By Kristen Lombardi

IMPACT: Nelson calls conditions at some military base schools "shameful"

By Kristen Lombardi

IMPACT: Senators urge Pentagon to address decrepit military base schools

By Kristen Lombardi

House defeats effort to cut funding for repair of military base schools

By Kristen Lombardi

The military children left behind: Decrepit schools, broken promises

By Kristen Lombardi

What's your experience with military base schools?

By Kristen Lombardi

Biden, Duncan highlight new federal guidance on campus sex assault probes

By Kristen Lombardi

Stimulus recipient, polluter gives Dems $10 million credit line

By Kristen Lombardi

Republican duo supported by energy industry seek to rein in EPA on coal ash

By Kristen Lombardi

Barbara Boxer — Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

By Kristen Lombardi

DuPont penalized for hiding chemical health risks — again

By Kristen Lombardi

Education Department touts settlement as ‘model’ for campus sex assault policies

By Kristen Lombardi

NEPA exemptions: The dirty dozen list

By Kristen Lombardi

Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus

By Kristen Lombardi and John Solomon

"Beneficial use" of Coal Ash in question as EPA mulls regulation

By Kristen Lombardi

A public with lots to tell EPA about coal ash

By Kristen Lombardi

One town’s recurring coal ash nightmare

By Kristen Lombardi

Doc Hastings — Natural Resources Committee

By Kristen Lombardi

Fred Upton — Energy and Commerce Committee?

By Kristen Lombardi

EPA sets public hearings on coal ash disposal options

By Kristen Lombardi

Democrats join fight against coal ash regulation

By Kristen Lombardi

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