The Dark Side of Dairies | Hillman Foundation

Hillman Prizes

2010 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism

Rebecca Clarren

Rebecca Clarren

The Dark Side of Dairies

High Country News

Rebecca Clarren specializes in investigative journalism with a focus on labor, agriculture and environmental health. A former associate editor of High Country News, she now freelances for magazines such as Mother Jones and from her home in Portland, Oregon. During the past eight years, she has won eight grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to research stories like pesticide poisoning of farm workers, health effects associated with natural gas development, and the politics behind the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific evaluation of toxic chemicals. In 2009, she won an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship to research the unmitigated impacts associated with domestic development of natural gas. She is currently writing a book about the same topic.