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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 30 2018

Alaska becomes latest state to request limits on U.S. offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska Governor Bill Walker said on Tuesday he has asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to pare back a Trump administration plan for oil and gas leasing off the state's coast.

Jan 23 2018

Magnitude-7.9 quake off Alaska sparks brief West Coast tsunami fears

ANCHORAGE Tsunami alerts were lifted on Tuesday for the U.S. West Coast and western Canada after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Alaska, sending the state's coastal residents inland to seek shelter from possible tidal waves.

Jan 19 2018

Alaska oil producers focus on efficiencies, not $70 oil

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The rebound in the price of crude oil in recent months that has helped producers will be temporary, and the industry must prepare for competition from energy sources elsewhere, the head of the Alaska operations of BP Plc said at an industry conference on Friday.

Jan 17 2018

Majority of U.S. National Park Service board resigns, saying it was ignored

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Most members of a U.S. National Park Service advisory board, appointed while Barack Obama was president, have resigned after saying they were ignored by President Donald Trump's administration, the panel chairman said on Tuesday.

Jan 06 2018

U.S. agency starts review for Alaska mine project opposed by environmentalists

ANCHORAGE, Alaska U.S. regulators formally launched a review process on Friday that could produce a permit a Canadian mining group needs to build the Pebble Mine copper and gold project in southwest Alaska, which is opposed by environmentalists.

Dec 21 2017

Alaska's Pebble Mine project kicks off permitting process

ANCHORAGE, Alaska/TORONTO The would-be developer of the widely opposed Pebble Mine copper and gold project in salmon-rich southwestern Alaska announced on Thursday it will file its first application for a permit.

Dec 21 2017

Alaska's Pebble Mine project kicks off permitting process

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec 21 The company that wants to build the widely opposed Pebble Mine copper and gold project in salmon-rich southwestern Alaska announced on Thursday that it will file its first application for a development permit.

Dec 18 2017

Sarah Palin's son charged in domestic dispute at parents' Alaska home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has been charged with assault and burglary in a violent confrontation with his father in which the two men struggled over a handgun at his parents' Alaska home, court records showed on Monday.

Dec 17 2017

Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday, facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.

Dec 06 2017

Alaskan oil lease sale brings few bids despite vast territory offered

ANCHORAGE, Alaska An oil-and-gas lease sale that raised concerns with environmentalists due to the vast amount of acres offered in Arctic Alaska drew few bids on Wednesday, government officials said.

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