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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

How Far Will Oil Prices Fall?

Energy Edge, Dec. 19, 2014. 

Environmentalists Split With the Obama Administration Over Key Power Plant Rules

Federal rules follow six years of lobbying, but advocates worry nothing much is changed.

Is the Oil Boom Raising Electricity Prices?

Energy Edge, Dec. 18, 2014. 

The National Hockey League Is Going Carbon Neutral

League commits to offsetting emissions for current season.

New York State's Big Fracking Decision

Energy Edge, Dec. 17, 2014. 

New York State Moves to Ban Fracking

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the state's moratorium on the drilling practice will remain in place.

Mitch McConnell's Keystone Promise

Energy Edge, Dec. 16, 2014. 

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