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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

20 Feb 2018

House Democrats ask EPA chief for details on premium travel

WASHINGTON Democrats on the House energy committee on Tuesday asked Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to explain travel records that recently came to light, which showed he has taken frequent first-class flights at taxpayer expense.

17 Feb 2018

U.S. seeks to boost output of 35 minerals, reduce import reliance

WASHINGTON/TORONTO The United States should boost domestic production of 35 critical minerals including uranium, cobalt and lithium, to reduce its reliance on foreign suppliers, the Interior Department said on Friday.

17 Feb 2018

U.S. seeks to boost output of 35 minerals, to reduce reliance on imports

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 The United States should boost domestic production of 35 critical minerals including uranium, cobalt and lithium, to reduce its reliance on foreign suppliers, the Interior Department said on Friday.

15 Feb 2018

U.S. regulator moves to clear market barriers for energy storage technology

WASHINGTON In a boost for electric storage technology, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday approved a new rule to remove barriers to batteries and other storage resources in U.S. power markets.

15 Feb 2018

U.S. environmental penalties nearly halve in Trump's first year: report

WASHINGTON The Environmental Protection Agency levied around half the average number of penalties against polluters in the first year of the Trump administration as in the same period of the past three presidential administrations, according to a report released Thursday.

14 Feb 2018

Wyoming, Utah explore funding legal challenges to West Coast coal policies

WASHINGTON Lawmakers in coal-producing Utah and Wyoming, faced by a shrinking market for the fuel, this week introduced laws to fund legal challenges in California and Washington of policies that they believe hurt coal sales.

13 Feb 2018

Trump infrastructure plan would speed up pipelines, cut environmental reviews

WASHINGTON The Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal released on Monday would speed up the permitting of U.S. natural gas pipelines, including by cutting Congress out of the process for allowing them to cross national parks.

02 Feb 2018

U.S. Interior agency speeds up process to lease oil, gas on federal land

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of the Interior this week quietly removed Obama-era reforms to the leasing of federal land for oil and gas drilling in a move to "simplify and streamline" the process, according to a memo sent to field staff on Wednesday.

01 Feb 2018

A modern land run? Trump move opens Utah to mining claims under 1872 law

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw federal protections from millions of acres of Utah wilderness will reopen much of the iconic terrain to gold, silver, copper, and uranium land claims under a Wild West-era mining law, according to federal officials.

31 Jan 2018

A modern land run? Trump move opens Utah to mining claims under 1872 law

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw federal protections from millions of acres of Utah wilderness will reopen much of the iconic terrain to gold, silver, copper, and uranium land claims under a Wild West-era mining law, according to federal officials.

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