Jamie Smith Hopkins

Deputy Editor and Senior Reporter, Environment  The Center for Public Integrity

Jamie Smith Hopkins is a reporter and deputy editor on the Center for Public Integrity's environment and labor team. Her work includes “America’s Super Polluters” — which revealed that facilities pumping out the largest amounts of toxic air pollution are frequently also the biggest emitters of climate-warming greenhouse gases — and an investigation of government inaction that has allowed a decades-long string of deaths from widely available paint removers to continue unabated. Honors for her Center stories include awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Education Writers Association and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. Previously, Hopkins spent 15 years as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where her coverage of the housing market drew multiple national awards. 

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world's 'extraction colony'

By Jamie Smith Hopkins, Rachel Leven and Kiah Collier

Lowe's says it will stop selling deadly paint removers

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Reversing course, the EPA will regulate a deadly paint stripper

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Members of Congress to EPA: Act now on deadly chemical

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

The EPA planned to ban a deadly paint-stripping chemical. Will it follow through?

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

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

By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Kristen Lombardi

Big power plant ignites political fight in small Pennsylvania town

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

These companies support climate action, so why are they funding opposition to it?

By Rachel Leven and Jamie Smith Hopkins

Natural gas building boom fuels climate worries, enrages landowners

By Kristen Lombardi and Jamie Smith Hopkins

The invisible hazard afflicting thousands of schools

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

‘This very dangerous road divides us’

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Getting under the hood: Our methodology

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Questions and answers about schools and traffic pollution

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Is your school near a busy road and its air pollution?

By Chris Zubak-Skees and Jamie Smith Hopkins

EPA wants to restrict sometimes-deadly paint stripper chemical

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Maryland’s plea to EPA: Make out-of-state power plants run pollution controls

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

America’s super polluters

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Forty-two years later, OSHA OKs rule protecting workers from silica

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Compensation program for sick nuclear workers plagued by problems, ombudsman finds

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Report underlines recent worker hazards at old weapons plants

By Jim Morris and Jamie Smith Hopkins

Ailing, angry nuclear-weapons workers fight for compensation

By Jim Morris and Jamie Smith Hopkins

Disease victims often shut out of workers' comp system

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Clean-air advocates upset with EPA ozone decision

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Johns Hopkins terminates black lung program

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Common solvent keeps killing workers, consumers

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

OSHA seeks to reduce exposure to highly useful, highly toxic metal

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

How government, business and labor can better protect workers

By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Maryam Jameel

Slow-motion tragedy for American workers

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