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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

Jun 19 2017

Interior head says public lands can make U.S. a 'dominant' oil power

BOSTON Boosting drilling and mining on America's protected federal lands can help the United States become not just independent, but "dominant" as a global energy force, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whose agency manages about one-fifth of U.S. territory.

Jun 19 2017

Interior head says public lands can make U.S. a 'dominant' oil power

BOSTON Boosting drilling and mining on America's protected federal lands can help the United States become not just independent, but "dominant" as a global energy force, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whose agency manages about one-fifth of U.S. territory.

Jun 15 2017

Judge's ruling focuses Dakota pipeline opponents on hearing next week

Native American tribes scored a legal victory in their long-fought case against the Dakota Access pipeline, but it is unclear whether a judge will actually stop oil from flowing, even temporarily, when the parties meet again next week.

Jun 15 2017

U.S. judge orders more environmental analysis of Dakota pipeline

WASHINGTON A federal judge ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider its environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Wednesday, opening up the possibility that the line could be shut at a later date.

Jun 15 2017

Federal judge orders more environmental analysis of Dakota pipeline

WASHINGTON A federal judge ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider its environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Wednesday, opening up the possibility that the line could be shut at a later date.

Jun 12 2017

Interior Secretary to make proposal on Bears Ears monument in test for protected land

WASHINGTON U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is due to make a recommendation to the White House on Saturday on whether to rescind or resize Utah's Bears Ears monument, setting the tone for the administration's broader study of which lands protected by past presidents should be reopened to development.

Jun 07 2017

U.S. Gulf Coast groups concerned as Trump picks BP lawyer to top DOJ post

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's selection of Jeffrey Bossert Clark to be the Justice Department's top environmental lawyer has raised concerns by Gulf coast environmental groups as he was the lawyer for international oil company BP Plc in the aftermath of the company's 2010 drilling rig explosion.

Jun 06 2017

U.S. senators press EPA for documents on Icahn's biofuel dealings

WASHINGTON Five Democratic senators asked the Environmental Protection Agency in a letter on Tuesday to hand over documents relating to the role of Carl Icahn, a refining company owner, in shaping biofuels policy at the agency.

Jun 06 2017

U.S. senators press EPA for documents on Icahn's biofuel dealings

WASHINGTON, June 6 Five Democratic senators asked the Environmental Protection Agency in a letter on Tuesday to hand over documents relating to the role of Carl Icahn, a refining company owner, in shaping biofuels policy at the agency.

Jun 05 2017

EPA says Pruitt included other mining jobs when touting growth in coal

WASHINGTON When the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, incorrectly told a series of talk show hosts this weekend that the coal industry had added nearly 50,000 jobs since late last year, he was using figures covering the metals, oil and gas industries too, an EPA spokesman said on Monday.

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