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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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Trump officials brief Hill staff on Saudi reactors, enrichment a worry

WASHINGTON The Trump administration briefed congressional staff this week on how the White House was considering non-proliferation standards in a potential pact to sell nuclear reactor technology to Saudi Arabia, but did not indicate whether allowing uranium enrichment would be part of any deal, congressional aides said.

13 Dec 2017

U.S. looks to Germany to stop Baltic undersea Russian gas pipeline

WASHINGTON A Russian pipeline project that would boost Moscow's ability to manipulate European energy markets can be slowed by Denmark but ultimately Germany would be needed to stop it, U.S. State Department officials said on Tuesday.

13 Dec 2017

U.S. looks to Germany to stop Baltic undersea Russian gas pipeline

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 A Russian pipeline project that would boost Moscow's ability to manipulate European energy markets can be slowed by Denmark but ultimately Germany would be needed to stop it, U.S. State Department officials said on Tuesday.

09 Dec 2017

New U.S. energy agency head gets time to decide on coal, nuclear rule

WASHINGTON The new chairman of the U.S. office that regulates energy projects was granted more time on Friday to decide on Energy Secretary Rick Perry's directive to subsidize aging nuclear and coal-fired power plants.

08 Dec 2017

U.S. delays rule on methane emissions from federal lands

WASHINGTON The Trump administration will delay an Obama-era rule limiting emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on federal and tribal lands, it said on Thursday, a move slammed by environmentalists.

07 Dec 2017

U.S. energy office gets new chairman as nuclear, coal vote looms

WASHINGTON A new chairman was sworn in on Thursday at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who will lead the agency as it considers a directive from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to subsidize ailing coal and nuclear power plants.

06 Dec 2017

Arctic sea ice melt to exacerbate California droughts: study

WASHINGTON Melting Arctic sea ice could render sun-soaked California vulnerable to a recurrence of the severe drought suffered in recent years as it is likely to cause high pressure systems that push away rain-bearing storms, a study released on Tuesday said.

06 Dec 2017

U.S. oil industry group launches voluntary program to cut methane

WASHINGTON The American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday launched a voluntary program to cut emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, a move environmentalists said was not strong enough to adequately protect the climate.

02 Dec 2017

Drilling in Alaska refuge likelier as Senate clears tax bill

WASHINGTON Oil and gas drilling in a vast northern Alaskan wildlife refuge the U.S. government has protected since 1960 moved a step closer to reality on Saturday with the passage by U.S. Senate Republicans of the tax bill.

02 Dec 2017

Corrected: Global powers strike deal to research before fishing Arctic seas

(Corrects spelling of Taylor's first name in last paragraph)

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