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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

Nov 21 2017

South Dakota regulators say they could revoke Keystone permit after spill

WASHINGTON South Dakota regulators said on Tuesday they could revoke TransCanada Corp's permit to operate the Keystone crude oil pipeline in the state if an initial probe into last week's spill finds the company violated its license.

Nov 21 2017

S. Dakota regulators say they could revoke Keystone permit after spill

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 South Dakota regulators said on Tuesday they could revoke TransCanada Corp's permit to operate the Keystone crude oil pipeline in the state if an initial probe into last week's spill finds the company violated its license.

Nov 20 2017

Nebraska to decide fate of controversial Keystone XL pipeline

LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON, Nov 20 Nebraska regulators will announce their decision on Monday on whether to approve TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, the last big hurdle for the long-delayed project.

Nov 19 2017

Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill: aide

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday. | Video

Nov 15 2017

Keystone XL opponents make last-gasp effort in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON Opponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline have launched a last-minute public relations blitz before Nebraska regulators weigh in on its route next week in the last big regulatory hurdle for the long-delayed project.

Nov 13 2017

Nebraska regulator to announce Keystone XL permit decision on November 20

WASHINGTON The Nebraska Public Service Commission announced Monday it will issue its decision on whether to approve the permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 20, the last regulatory hurdle for the controversial project.

Nov 12 2017

U.S. to promote 'universal access' to fossil fuels at climate talks

WASHINGTON The United States hopes to promote wider use of fossil fuels at a global meeting on climate change next week, a White House official said, reflecting the gaping divide between Washington and the rest of the world on the issue of global warming.

Nov 08 2017

Democratic wins in U.S. state elections boost hopes for carbon trading

WASHINGTON U.S. voters picked climate change advocates in a handful of gubernatorial and state legislature races on Tuesday, providing a potential boost to state-level efforts to fight global warming through carbon trading schemes.

Nov 01 2017

Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining

WAYNESBURG, Pa. When Mike Sylvester entered a career training center earlier this year in southwestern Pennsylvania, he found more than one hundred federally funded courses covering everything from computer programming to nursing. | Video

Oct 31 2017

U.S. EPA bans some scientists from independent advisory boards

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday it will bar certain scientists from serving on its independent advisory boards, a move critics say could open the way to more industry-friendly advisors on the panels.

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