Talia Buford

Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Talia Buford is a reporter in the Center's environment and labor team. She spent three years as an energy reporter for Politico, where she covered natural gas and the Interior Department and authored the daily Afternoon Energy newsletter. Previously, Buford spent five years at The Providence (R.I.) Journal as a legal affairs and municipal reporter.  She earned a master’s degree in the study of law from Georgetown University Law Center and studied print journalism at Hampton University. Her work has been recognized by the Rhode Island Press Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Foundation. 

Report slams EPA civil rights compliance

By Talia Buford and Kristen Lombardi

EPA discretion on settled civil rights case not subject to review, court rules

By Talia Buford

Commentary: Why I missed the Flint story

By Talia Buford

Residents of minority communities decry dumping of toxic coal ash

By Talia Buford

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 begins 'wholesale attempt' to fix much-criticized Office of Civil Rights

By Talia Buford

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

EPA annual report to examine improvements in civil rights office

By Talia Buford

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

By Talia Buford and Kristen Lombardi

In California, an unsatisfying settlement on pesticide-spraying

By Talia Buford

Thirteen years and counting: anatomy of an EPA civil rights investigation

By Talia Buford

Environmental racism persists, and the EPA is one reason why

Decades of inaction

By Yue Qiu and Talia Buford

Job-related deaths among Latino, contract workers rose in 2013

By Talia Buford

Workplace injury, illness costs being foisted on workers, government, OSHA's Michaels says

By Talia Buford and Maryam Jameel

Black history and heritage bulldozed by gas boom

By Eleanor Bell Fox and Talia Buford

Coal ash no worse than everyday trash, EPA rules

Citing health risks, New York State bans fracking

By Talia Buford

Plant expansions fueled by shale gas boom to boost greenhouse gas, toxic air emissions

By Talia Buford

Contractor, Hispanic worker deaths up in 2013, BLS says

By Talia Buford