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Jason Plautz

Energy and Environment Correspondent

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,, 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

U.S. Touts Role In Bringing China and Paris To Table On Climate Talks

As big polluters make pledges, the Paris agreement comes into focus.

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama Environmental Agenda

In 5-4 decision, Court overturns rules on toxic emissions from power plants.

Here’s House Republicans’ Plan To Fight California’s Drought

Can Congress find common ground to help the West this time?

Why Environmentalists Are Afraid of the FDA’s Attack on Trans Fats

It's good for your arteries, but replacing trans fats could have an environmental dark side.

House Passes Bill to Let States Ignore Obama’s Climate-Change Rule

Under House bill, governors could opt out of power-plant regulations.

Congress Finally Has a Highway Bill. It Wouldn't Fix Anything.

The Senate has a bill on the table that would fund roads and bridges all the way out to 2021, finally granting states a reprieve from a string of one funding cliff to the next. The only problem? I...

White House: Climate Plan Will Save Lives, Money

Amid Republican attacks on climate plan, new report lays out economic benefits of action.

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