Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones is the Director of the Common Resources Program at Food & Water Watch.

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Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:30pm
The ALEC Attack on Solar Power
It seems almost every week a new report comes out touting the growth of renewable electricity , especially wind and solar. Whether it is new milestones in installed generation capacity or low prices sold into the electricity markets, wind and solar are the certain future of electricity generation...
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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 2:45pm
The Coal vs. Fracking Canard
Following a recent report from the Department of Energy that 66 percent of natural gas produced in the United States comes from fracked wells and news that March was the third straight “hottest month ever,” Mother Jones has published a piece – for a second time this year – that argues that fracking...
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 11:15am
Top 10 Misguided Climate Deniers’ Quotes of 2014
Every year climate deniers manage to say some truly misguided things in an attempt to appease their oil and gas industry sponsors. From breathtaking avoidance of the issue to outright denial; from magic Icelandic volcanoes to refusal to believe the experts, politicians find a variety of ways to...
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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:45am
Water Markets: A False Solution to a Real Crisis
If we have learned anything from the water shut-offs in Detroit and the ongoing water crisis in the Western U.S., it is that every community deserves access to safe and reliable water, regardless of its ability to pay. Yet a new movement is afoot to transfer control of our water to new water...
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:45am
Detroit’s New Regional Water Authority: A Prelude to Privatization
Earlier today, Detroit and three of its suburbs announced the creation of a new, independent regional water authority . The deal creating the authority is part of the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings in Detroit. And while it’s being sold as a panacea to the woes of Detroit’s water system, it’s...
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Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 8:28am
The Bipartisan Fight Against Secret Trade Deals
I’ve written a few times about the problems with the secret negotiations taking place to pass new trade deals that give enormous new power to corporations .
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 7:39am
If You Thought What ALEC and the Koch Brothers Are Doing Was Bad…
We’ve all seen the results in states across the country of the influence that ALEC and the Koch Brothers have amassed.
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