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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.

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Hillary Clinton’s Mend-It-Don’t-End-It Take On The Ethanol Mandate

She tells Iowa voters that it's time to get the troubled federal biofuels program 'back on track.'

Ahead of Hurricane Season, Obama Warns Climate Change Will Worsen Storms

The White House has increasingly cautioned about extreme weather threats from climate change.

Air-Traffic-Control Upgrades Face Turbulence

Heading into a record travel season, the FAA's traffic upgrades are in the political spotlight.

The Obama EPA Has No Intention of Slowing Down

Republicans have launched several attempts to stop the new rules to regulate water pollution in streams, lakes, and rivers.

Nuclear Waste Hard To Handle For GOP Candidates

Two early voting states are on opposite ends of the Yucca Mountain divide.

There’s a Major Oil Spill in California. So Where’s the Outrage in D.C.?

Greens want to see strong response, but political reaction has been muted.

CIA Shuts Down Climate Research Program

Amid spotlight on security threat from climate change, intelligence community ends scientific collaboration.

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