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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

Under Pressure, Chemical Safety Head Resigns

Rafael Moure-Eraso leaves Chemical Safety Board after accusations of mismanagement.

Florida Democrat Hits Home-State Governor Over Climate Gag Rule

Bill Nelson's budget amendment would prevent 'muzzling' of climate-change terms.

White House to Call on Safety Agency Head to Resign

Members of both parties have called for the ouster of the Chemical Safety Board chairman.

Outlook: Budgets Face Rocky Paths in Both Chambers

The House and Senate want to pass spending blueprints before leaving town for two weeks.

Obama Administration Unveils Controversial Fracking Standards

GOP Senators waste no time introducing bill to block the rules. 

McConnell to Governors: Don’t Comply with EPA Rules

The White House calls the Senate majority leader's efforts "inappropriate and unfounded."

Democrats Boxer, Udall Fight Over Lautenberg's Legacy

Barbara Boxer faces off with Tom Udall over chemical legislation.

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