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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

Jan 16 2018

Not just Florida: Tourism big in other states opposing coastal drilling

The Trump administration's decision last week to exempt Florida from its national offshore drilling plan was based in part on the state's argument that a spill would cripple its crucial tourism industry.

Jan 11 2018

Senators from 12 states seek offshore drilling exemptions like Florida's

WASHINGTON Twenty-two Democratic U.S. senators from 12 states on Thursday joined the chorus of local representatives seeking exemptions from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's newly proposed offshore drilling plan, after his surprise move on Tuesday to shield Florida.

Jan 11 2018

U.S. senators from 12 states seek offshore drilling exemptions like Florida's

WASHINGTON Twenty-two Democratic U.S. senators from 12 states on Thursday joined the chorus of local representatives seeking exemptions from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's newly proposed offshore drilling plan, after his surprise move on Tuesday to shield Florida.

Jan 11 2018

Exclusive: Trump's EPA aims to replace Obama-era climate, water regulations in 2018

(The Jan. 9 was refiled to correct the year in penultimate paragraph to 1988, not 1998) | Video

Jan 10 2018

After Florida, more states press U.S. for offshore drilling exemptions

WASHINGTON Governors and other officials from several U.S. coastal states ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday to exempt their waters from an offshore drilling plan, hours after the Interior Department granted Florida's request to opt out. | Video

Jan 10 2018

After Florida, more states press U.S. for offshore drilling exemptions

WASHINGTON Governors and other officials from several U.S. coastal states ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday to exempt their waters from an offshore drilling plan, hours after the Interior Department granted Florida's request to opt out.

Jan 09 2018

Coal mining executive blasts U.S. regulators for rejecting subsidies

WASHINGTON Robert Murray, the chief executive one of America's largest coal mining companies, criticized U.S. regulators on Tuesday for rejecting the Trump administration's proposed subsidies for aging coal and nuclear power plants - saying the decision could lead to higher electricity costs for consumers.

Jan 08 2018

U.S. offers drillers nearly all offshore waters, but focus is on eastern Gulf

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration has proposed opening up nearly all of America's offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, but the industry says it is mainly interested in one part of it, now cordoned off by the Pentagon: the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Jan 05 2018

EPA chief Pruitt interested in attorney general job: sources

WASHINGTON U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, the conservative former attorney general of Oklahoma, is interested in replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if that job becomes available, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Jan 04 2018

Trump administration aims to open nearly all U.S. offshore to oil drilling

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, a move aimed at boosting domestic energy production that sparked protests from coastal states, environmentalists and the tourism industry. | Video

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