Jason Plautz
Journalist in Residence
Jason Plautz is a Denver-based freelance journalist. His writing has appeared in High Country News, Science, the Washington Post Magazine, Reveal, CityLab, Undark, HuffPost and other outlets. He previously covered energy and environment policy for National Journal and E&E Publishing in Washington, D.C., including coverage of Congress and two administrations. He also reported from Brazil in 2014 as part of the International Reporting Project fellowship.
As a Scripps fellow in 2017-2018, Plautz reported on air quality problems in Western states and how changes to federal policy could affect air pollution and states' response. He also reported a cover story for High Country News on the Windsor fracking explosion with former fellow Dan Glick, for which they received the Thomas L. Stokes award from the National Press Foundation. As a Journalist in Residence, he looks forward to rejoining the CEJ community and continuing his reporting on environment policy in the west.