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Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones is the Managing Director of Policy at Food & Water Watch.

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Does Manchin's 'Permitting Reform' Plan Help Clean Energy?

Some are conflating the 'reform' laid out in the deal—limiting environmental reviews and prioritizing fossil fuel infrastructure—with changes that would speed up the development of renewables.

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The Climate Movement's Fight to Undo the Worst Provisions in the IRA Begins

After President Biden’s signing of a "historic" climate bill, environmental organizers have plenty of work ahead to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

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Don't Look Up: A Real Call to Climate Action Is Missing

The new Netflix hit offers a searing satire, but its website's action steps are wanting.

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'Compromising' on Climate Is Horrible Politics, Deadly Policy, and Stupid Economics

At this stage, Democrats have offered Joe Manchin a basket full of polluter-friendly subsidies to prop up essentially non-existent carbon capture power technology, a watered-down clean power plan barely better than the status quo, or a meaningless carbon tax that mostly exists as a totem for an industry that pretends to care about the planetary damage it has caused.

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What 2020 Politicians and Pundits Get Wrong About Fracking

Too many Democrats continue to fundamentally misunderstand the politics of fracking as much as they misunderstand the necessity of banning fracking to stop the worsening effects of climate chaos.

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Better-Than-Before Climate Plans Still Aren't Good Enough

The fact that climate plans from the House Democrats and the "unity task forces" set up by Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are better than anything we’ve seen in over a decade does not make them good enough.

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Republican Tax Cuts Could Be Paved with Fossil Fuel Giveaways

In the wake of climate chaos, the Trump Administration and Senate Republicans are giving new handouts to billionaires and the fossil fuel industry.

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The ALEC Attack on Solar Power

Net metering is a key to expanding solar electricity. Guess who’s attacking it?

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