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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

16 Sep 2017

Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows.

15 Sep 2017

Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON, Sept 15 More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows.

03 Sep 2017

Harvey floods or damages 13 Texas Superfund sites - EPA

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON Thirteen Superfund sites, heavily contaminated former industrial zones, in Texas were flooded or damaged by Hurricane Harvey, but the full impact on surrounding areas was not immediately clear, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Saturday.

01 Sep 2017

After the deluge, Harvey's blight lingers in the floodwater

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON Floating colonies of red fire ants and power lines in floodwaters plagued people fleeing Harvey this week. As they return to their communities, the next scourge could be water filled with bacteria and pollutants.

01 Sep 2017

After the deluge, Harvey's blight lingers in the floodwater

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON Floating colonies of red fire ants and power lines in floodwaters plagued people fleeing Harvey this week. As they return to their communities, the next scourge could be water filled with bacteria and pollutants.

03 Aug 2017

U.S. EPA reverses decision to delay smog rule after lawsuits

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reversed a decision to delay an Obama-era rule requiring states to curb smog-causing emissions, one day after 15 states sued the agency over the move.

25 Jul 2017

U.S. electric industry knew of climate threat decades ago -report

The U.S. electric industry knew as far back as 1968 that burning fossil fuels might cause global warming, but cast doubt on the science of climate change and ramped up coal use for decades afterward, an environmental watchdog group said on Tuesday.

20 Jun 2017

Exxon, BP support Republican elders' climate proposal

BOSTON Major oil companies like Exxon Mobil and BP Plc have thrown their support behind a carbon tax plan proposed by a group of elder Republican statesmen, according to an advertisement published in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

07 Apr 2017

Coal miner Cloud Peak urges Trump to stay in Paris climate deal

WASHINGTON The chief executive of U.S. coal mining company Cloud Peak Energy urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Thursday to help shape global climate policies by keeping the United States in the Paris climate accord.

07 Apr 2017

New York, other states challenge Trump over climate change regulation

WASHINGTON A coalition of 17 U.S. states filed a legal challenge on Wednesday against efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to roll back climate change regulations, deepening a political rift over his emerging energy policies.

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