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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

19 Apr 2018

Trump administration begins review process for drilling in Alaska refuge

WASHINGTON The Trump administration this week will begin the environmental review process for oil and gas drilling on a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region in northern Alaska rich in crude but prized by conservationists.

19 Apr 2018

Trump administration begins review process for drilling in Alaska refuge

WASHINGTON, April 19 The Trump administration this week will begin the environmental review process for oil and gas drilling on a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region in northern Alaska rich in crude but prized by conservationists.

18 Apr 2018

EPA's Pruitt under spending probe; senators urge his ouster

WASHINGTON The White House budget office said on Wednesday it was probing whether a $43,000 soundproof phone booth installed for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt violated the law, while dozens of Democratic senators called for him to resign over allegations of ethics lapses.

17 Apr 2018

Trump energy aide Catanzaro heads back to lobbying firm

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's top aide on domestic energy issues, including biofuels quotas and scrapping Obama-era rules on car and power plant carbon emissions, is stepping down to return to the lobbying practice he left last year, a White House official said on Tuesday.

16 Apr 2018

U.S. government watchdogs slam Trump Cabinet on spending

WASHINGTON U.S. government watchdogs rapped two members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Monday over their spending last year, adding pressure on an administration already roiled by ethics complaints.

16 Apr 2018

WRAPUP 1-U.S. government watchdogs slam Trump Cabinet on spending

WASHINGTON, April 16 U.S. government watchdogs rapped two members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Monday over their spending last year, adding pressure on an administration already roiled by ethics complaints.

12 Apr 2018

Democrats ask EPA's Pruitt for details on weapons, security buys

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. lawmakers asked embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday to provide documents about ethics issues they said were revealed to them by a former agency official, including spending on bulletproof vests, weapons and a contract with an Italian security service.

12 Apr 2018

EDP bullish on U.S. renewable power despite Trump's support for coal

WASHINGTON EDP-Energias de Portugal is optimistic about renewable power investments in the United States, despite President Donald Trump's push to support coal and nuclear power plants and a tariff his administration slapped on imported solar panels, its chief executive said in an interview.

11 Apr 2018

House oversight panel asks EPA for travel, condo documents

WASHINGTON The Republican head of the U.S. House of Representative's oversight committee told Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Wednesday his agency has not provided requested documents about expensive air travel, including documents related to any threats that had been made on Pruitt.

06 Apr 2018

Embattled EPA chief's calendar shows industry had his ear

WASHINGTON U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt held 25-times more meetings with industry representatives than environmental advocates during his first seven months in office, according to a Reuters analysis of his schedule, reflecting the agency's pro-business approach under his tenure.

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