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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 18 2017

Sierra Club sues U.S. EPA, claims agency violates information access law

NEW YORK The Sierra Club sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court on Monday over what it says is the regulator's failure to respond to information and records requests under transparency laws, court papers show.

Sep 18 2017

In lawsuit, Sierra Club claims U.S. EPA violates information access law

NEW YORK The Sierra Club sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court on Monday over what it says is the regulator's failure to respond to information and records requests under transparency laws, court papers show.

Sep 15 2017

Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows.

Sep 15 2017

Valero underestimated Houston refinery leak during Harvey

NEW YORK Valero Energy Corp probably underestimated the leakage of dangerous chemicals when Hurricane Harvey hit its Houston refinery last month, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokesman said.

Sep 15 2017

Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON, Sept 15 More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows.

Sep 11 2017

U.S. regulator probes Arkema's safety practices after Texas fires

HOUSTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether chemical maker Arkema SA followed safety rules at its Crosby, Texas, plant where chemical containers exploded and burned for days after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, an EPA official said on Monday.

Sep 11 2017

U.S. Coast Guard, EPA cleaning up a dozen Texas chemical spills after Harvey

HOUSTON The U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said.

Sep 11 2017

US Coast Guard, EPA cleaning up a dozen Texas chemical spills after Harvey

HOUSTON, Sept 11 The U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said.

Sep 10 2017

Taking charge in U.S. flood zone, a rescuer inflates his record

HOUSTON Phil Drager commanded a fleet of rescue boats, closed a highway, and flagged down a helicopter when he led efforts to rescue flood victims in Texas as waters rose after Hurricane Harvey, citing as his credentials a record in U.S. military special operations.

Sep 10 2017

Taking charge in U.S. flood zone, a rescuer inflates his record

HOUSTON, Sept 10 Phil Drager commanded a fleet of rescue boats, closed a highway, and flagged down a helicopter when he led efforts to rescue flood victims in Texas as waters rose after Hurricane Harvey, citing as his credentials a record in U.S. military special operations.

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