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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

Feb 12 2018

Trump budget cuts renewable energy office, ups nuclear weapons spending

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts spending by more than 65 percent for a research office on renewable energy and efficiency, reductions a Department of Energy official said reflected the success the bureau has had with electric vehicle batteries and wind and solar technologies.

Feb 09 2018

Burying carbon emissions gets boost in U.S. budget deal

WASHINGTON Oil drillers that use a method to store carbon dioxide emissions underground to boost crude production, a technique that coal miners and some environmentalists support, got a boost in the budget agreement President Donald Trump signed on Friday.

Feb 09 2018

U.S. OKs medical isotope system not based on bomb-grade uranium

(In this version of February 8th's story, NorthStar corrects date by which it will supply 10 percent of U.S. market to late 2018, not late 2019.)

Feb 09 2018

Trump 'energy dominance' policy pits Washington against Moscow

WASHINGTON Last July, U.S. President Donald Trump stood beside his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, in Warsaw and promised to help wean the nation off Russian energy imports. He offered U.S. fuel as an alternative, "so that you can never be held hostage to a single supplier."

Feb 09 2018

ANALYSIS-Trump 'energy dominance' policy pits Washington against Moscow

WASHINGTON, Feb 9 Last July, U.S. President Donald Trump stood beside his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, in Warsaw and promised to help wean the nation off Russian energy imports. He offered U.S. fuel as an alternative, "so that you can never be held hostage to a single supplier."

Jan 12 2018

Make security strategy include climate again, lawmakers urge Trump

WASHINGTON A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump on Friday to reconsider the omission of climate change from his administration's national security strategy, saying it is a step backward on science.

Jan 09 2018

U.S. plan to aid coal, nuclear rejected in setback for Trump

WASHINGTON The U.S. power grid regulator on Monday rejected a directive by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prop up aging coal and nuclear power plants, in a setback for the Trump administration that disappointed coal miners but pleased drillers, environmentalists and renewable energy advocates. | Video

Jan 08 2018

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.

Jan 05 2018

Can't please everyone: Trump energy policy riles competing sectors

WASHINGTON When the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed new subsidies for coal and nuclear plants, it seemed like an obvious way to deliver on campaign promises to boost the nation's energy industry. | Video

Jan 03 2018

Senate swears in Democrats from Alabama, Minnesota

WASHINGTON Democrats boosted their ranks in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, trimming Republicans' edge in the chamber to 51-49 with the swearing in of two new lawmakers from Alabama and Minnesota. | Video

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