Jim Morris

Jim Morris appears in the following:

Air Quality and Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas covers 26 counties and 20,000 square miles, and it's one of the most active hydraulic fracturing sites in North America. Jim Morris from the Center for Public Integrity examines what impact natural gas drilling has had on the communities in Southern Texas and how production has adversevely affected air quality. 



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What West, Texas Teaches Us About Chemicals

Monday, April 29, 2013

The explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas killed at least 14 and left some 200 people injured. But those casualties are not just of plant employees and first responders, they are also of ordinary civilians. We might not all live near fertilizer plants, but explosive chemicals can be found in storage sites and cargo carriers throughout the country.  If there are industrial dangers lurking in our own neighborhoods, how are we kept safe from them? 


Fines Slashed In Grain Bin Entrapment Deaths

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The persistence of grain bin entrapments and a horrific 2010 incident expose weaknesses in worker safety laws and enforcement. An NPR and Center for Public Integrity analysis has found that among 179 deaths since 1984, fines were reduced 60 percent of the time.


Should Grain Bins On Farms Be Regulated, Too?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

When it comes to regulating worker safety for grain bins, OSHA only oversees the commercial industry. There's debate on whether that should also extend to private farms.


EPA Watch List

Monday, November 14, 2011

Elizabeth Shogren, who covers environmental stories on the national desk at NPR, and Jim Morris, project manager at the Center for Public Integrity, discuss a joint project from NPR and CPI, which found that the Environmental Protection Agency maintains a watch list of the worst polluters in the country.

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