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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

The IMF Wants Your Gas to Be More Expensive

Fuel prices don't accurately reflect their environmental impact, the international body says in a new report.

Bullying, Threats and Chaos at Safety Agency

"Chilled" atmosphere at Chemical Safety Board accelerates criticism of chairman.

McConnell Fights EPA with Song—Energy Edge Brought to You by the Corn Farmers Coalition

Energy Edge, July 30, 2014. 

Mitch McConnell's Musical Attack on EPA

The Senate minority leader recruited a reality-TV singer to fight the climate rules.

Fresh Energy Sanctions Against Russia—Energy Edge Brought to You by the Corn Farmers Coalition

Energy Edge, July 29, 2014. 

Coal Exports Threaten Obama's Legacy—Energy Edge Brought to You by the Corn Farmers Coalition

Energy Edge, July 28, 2014. 

How Lasers and 3-D Maps Can Help the U.S. Prepare for Climate Change

The U.S. Geological Survey's laser-generated 3-D map is looking to revolutionize flood preparation.

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The IMF Wants Your Gas to Be More Expensive

Fuel prices don't accurately reflect their environmental impact, the international body says in a new report.

Bullying, Threats and Chaos at Safety Agency

"Chilled" atmosphere at Chemical Safety Board accelerates criticism of chairman.

McConnell Fights EPA with Song—Energy Edge Brought to You by the Corn Farmers Coalition

Energy Edge, July 30, 2014. 

Mitch McConnell's Musical Attack on EPA

The Senate minority leader recruited a reality-TV singer to fight the climate rules.

Fresh Energy Sanctions Against Russia—Energy Edge Brought to You by the Corn Farmers Coalition

Energy Edge, July 29, 2014. 

Coal Exports Threaten Obama's Legacy—Energy Edge Brought to You by the Corn Farmers Coalition

Energy Edge, July 28, 2014. 

How Lasers and 3-D Maps Can Help the U.S. Prepare for Climate Change

The U.S. Geological Survey's laser-generated 3-D map is looking to revolutionize flood preparation.

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