Lynzy Billing Wins a 2024 Izzy for Environmental Reporting on Afghanistan

A year after America’s withdrawal from the country following 20 years of war, Billing spent weeks on the ground interviewing Afghan villagers whose air and water were poisoned by massive U.S. military installations.

Lynzy Billing, a freelance journalist writing for Inside Climate News and New Lines Magazine, has won a 2024 Izzy Award for her probing reporting on the environmental damage and public health impacts the U.S. military left behind after 20 years of war in Afghanistan.