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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

5:42pm GMT

Exclusive: Most U.S. states lost coal mining jobs in 2017 – data

WASHINGTON Nearly two-thirds of U.S. coal producing states lost coal mining jobs in 2017, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters. | Video

5:41pm GMT

Exclusive: Trump's coal job push stumbles in most states - data

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's effort to put coal miners back to work stumbled in most coal producing states last year, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters. | Video

12:00pm GMT

EXCLUSIVE-Most U.S. states lost coal mining jobs in 2017 – data

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 Nearly two-thirds of U.S. coal producing states lost coal mining jobs in 2017, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters.

18 Jan 2018

Senate environment panel chief backs probe into uranium imports

WASHINGTON The chair of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee said on Thursday he wants the Commerce Department to investigate the impacts of uranium imports from Russia and central Asia on national security, backing a request from two U.S. uranium mining firms who filed the petition.

16 Jan 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.

11 Jan 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.

11 Jan 2018

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

(This version of the Jan 9 story corrects year in penultimate paragraph to 1988, not 1998)

11 Jan 2018

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

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 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.

11 Jan 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

10 Jan 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.

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