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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

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Environmental agency's top watchdog retiring after Pruitt probes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's top internal watchdog will retire next month to take a job outside the federal government, the agency said on Tuesday, after overseeing a slew of probes centered around the Trump administration's former EPA chief, Scott Pruitt.

Sep 13 2018

Canada environment minister: 'No apologies' for oil sector support

Canada's top climate change official on Thursday said she would make no apologies for the nation's support for its oil producers, saying environmental and economic policies must consider the needs of all Canadians.

Sep 13 2018

U.S. utility solar contracts 'exploded' in 2018 despite tariffs: report

Procurement of solar energy by U.S. utilities "exploded" in the first half of 2018, prompting a prominent research group to boost its five-year installation forecast on Thursday despite the Trump administration's steep tariffs on imported panels.

Sep 10 2018

California governor commits to 100 percent clean energy

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill requiring the state to source electricity from exclusively carbon-free sources by 2045, a move aimed at combating climate change that clashes with U.S. President Donald Trump's pro-fossil fuel policies.

Aug 30 2018

China's solar subsidy cuts erode the impact of Trump tariffs

LOS ANGELES A move by China to slash subsidies for domestic solar installations has unleashed a flood of low-cost Chinese-made panels onto the global market - pushing down prices and eroding the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff on solar equipment imports, according to industry officials.

Aug 29 2018

Trump's EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant rule

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants, prompting critics to warn of dire environmental and health consequences. | Video

Aug 08 2018

Inside Tesla's troubled New York solar factory

SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES Tesla Inc’s production of solar roof tiles has been delayed by assembly-line problems at its new publicly subsidized factory and difficulties producing a product that satisfies the aesthetic demands of CEO Elon Musk, eight former and current employees of both companies told Reuters.

Jul 20 2018

Trump administration proposes stripping some endangered species protections

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to key provisions of the U.S. Endangered Species Act in a move it said would streamline the law but which conservation groups slammed as an assault on wildlife protections. | Video


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