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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

Border Bill Brings More Headaches for Embattled GOP

House Republicans have weathered three tough weeks to start the 114th Congress, and this week won't be any easier, as GOP leaders try to tamp down conservative opposition to a border-security bill...

How Low Gas Prices Could Spike Obama’s Climate Plan

Automakers have to make clean cars, but drivers don't have to buy them.

Doesn't Anyone Want Credit for Low Gas Prices?

Energy Edge, January 23, 2015.

Doesn't Anyone Want to Take Credit for Low Gas Prices?

Eager to play the blame game when pump prices are high, politicians hesitate to boast amid price drop.

Steyer Won't Run, Romney Talks Climate Change, and Doomsday Clock Ticks

Energy Edge, Jan. 22, 2015.

Jim Inhofe, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio Just Voted To Say Climate Change Is Real

Senate says climate change is real, but it's humans' contribution that's the catch.

Senators Vote on Climate Change, Clinton Mum on KXL

Energy Edge, January 21, 2014. 

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