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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

Jul 19 2018

EPA'S watchdog urges better water oversight after Flint, Mich., crisis

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was slow and ineffective in its response to the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and needs to improve its communications with state and local regulators when citizen complaints arise, its internal watchdog said on Thursday.

Jul 19 2018

Bill shows chink in U.S. Republicans' climate armor

WASHINGTON A decade of inaction by the U.S. Republican Party on climate legislation will end next week when one its own offers a carbon tax bill, which is sure to fail in the House of Representatives, but is notable for winning even a little Republican support.

Jul 18 2018

U.S. Interior watchdog probes Zinke over real estate deal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Interior Department's watchdog said in a letter to lawmakers on Wednesday that it was investigating a Montana real estate deal involving a foundation set up by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and a development group backed by the chairman of oil service company Halliburton.

Jul 18 2018

U.S. EPA eases Obama-era standards on toxic coal ash

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it has eased Obama-era standards on the disposal of toxic coal ash, a move expected to be the agency's first revision of the standards and one that was slammed by environmentalists.

Jul 12 2018

U.S. sets Gulf of Mexico oil, gas lease sale despite lackluster demand

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of the Interior said on Thursday it would hold a record-sized auction for oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico next month, in an attempt to spark interest in offshore drilling months after a similar sale received a weak response from energy companies.

Jul 11 2018

EPA's acting head vows to carry out Trump's regulation cuts

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's acting chief said on Wednesday he would push to cut regulations on industry and speed up decisions on permits, echoing the policies of former head Scott Pruitt who stepped down last week.

Jun 26 2018

Israel hopeful about second offshore gas auction

WASHINGTON Israel is confident a second auction to sell rights to develop offshore natural gas will be more successful than its first because some Arab countries have shown they are open to importing the fuel, the country's energy minister said in an interview on Tuesday.

Jun 26 2018

Israel confident U.S. to keep protections in any Saudi nuclear power deal

WASHINGTON Israel's energy minister said on Tuesday after meeting Trump administration officials he is confident that the United States will not relax non-proliferation standards in any nuclear power deal it agrees with Saudi Arabia.

Jun 22 2018

Top U.S., Russia energy officials to meet on Tuesday: source

WASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet Russia's energy minister next week in Washington, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday, as the two countries compete to supply global markets with natural gas and crude.

Jun 22 2018

U.S. energy secretary to meet Russia's oil minister on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, June 22 U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet Russia's oil minister next week in Washington, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday, as the two countries compete to supply global markets with natural gas and crude.

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