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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.

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09 Dec 2017

White House pressures Big Corn to meet on U.S. biofuels policy

President Donald Trump's administration called two lawmakers from the U.S. corn belt to convince them to join talks about potential changes to biofuels policy to ease the burden on oil refineries, according to a spokesman for one of the lawmakers and a source briefed on the matter.

01 Dec 2017

Trump plans to meet oil industry reps on U.S. biofuel policy: sources

U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with representatives of the oil refining industry and their legislative backers to discuss the nation's biofuels program, according to two sources briefed on the matter.

01 Dec 2017

U.S. EPA ups biofuel targets slightly, draws scorn from refiners

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will require fuel companies to blend slightly more biofuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel next year, angering oil refiners who view them as a competitive threat.

27 Nov 2017

Keystone's existing pipeline spills far more than predicted to regulators

TransCanada Corp's existing Keystone pipeline has leaked substantially more oil, and more often, in the United States than indicated in risk assessments the company provided to regulators before the project began operating in 2010, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

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.

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