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Jason Plautz

Energy and Environment Correspondent

jplautz@nationaljournal.com

Jason Plautz is an energy and environment correspondent for National Journal. He previously covered transportation and EPA for Greenwire and his writing has appeared in Mental_floss, TheAtlantic.com, Pacific Standard, InsideClimate News and Sports Illustrated for Kids. A native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, he graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and political science.

Latest From Jason Plautz

Another Week, Another Shutdown Deadline

With the DHS clock still ticking, the House and Senate will also tackle EPA legislation, the Keystone veto, and Netanyahu's visit.

Is Roger Wicker the Next Jim Inhofe (or Galileo)?

When Republicans turned the tables on an attempt by Democrats to pin them on the reality of climate change, only Sen. Roger Wicker didn't go along with the plan.

Watch Jim Inhofe Throw a Snowball on the Senate Floor

Aide confirms the underhand toss was caught by a page.

Bloomberg: Trade Keystone XL for Climate Deal

Former NYC mayor says oil-sands pipeline can be leverage for bigger cuts from Canada

Embattled Safety Agency Head Used Personal Email -- Report

Chemical Safety Board head cited "hostile environment" in keeping emails private.

The Transportation Puzzle

The Commerce Committee faces the task of writing safety provisions without full study. And no one is sure where the money will come from.

Congress Returns With No Plan to Avoid Shutdown

Both chambers likely will spend the week refusing to budge on DHS funding.

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