Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones is the Policy Director at Food & Water Action.

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"The reality is that neither candidate nor their respective parties support a ban on fracking, even though that position happens to be supported by rank and file Democrats," writes Jones. (Photo: Food & Water Watch/Flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, September 03, 2020
What 2020 Politicians and Pundits Get Wrong About Fracking
The recent charges and counter charges in the presidential campaign around fracking might be a little confusing: Donald Trump and his allies eagerly claim that Joe Biden will ban fracking, while Biden is just as eager to point out that this is a lie—because it is. While it’s not exactly news that...
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Monday, July 13, 2020
Better-Than-Before Climate Plans Still Aren't Good Enough
When the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its long-awaited climate plan at the end of June, policy wonks and activists cheered it as a welcome step forward, and a sure sign that the activist movements that pressured party leadership to step up to the challenge could take credit...
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they’ve chosen this moment to push an outmoded, climate threatening energy policy that will enrich their friends and benefactors and impoverish the world we all live in. Views
Monday, October 02, 2017
Republican Tax Cuts Could Be Paved with Fossil Fuel Giveaways
Friday was a busy day for the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress giving handouts to their friends in the fossil fuel industry. Two separate policy announcements would give new subsidies to coal power plants (as well as risky nuclear plants) and would make it easier to open the Alaska...
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Friday, May 20, 2016
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
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
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 01, 2014
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
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
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
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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