Rob Nikolewski is the National Energy Correspondent for Watchdog.org. He is based in Santa Fe, N.M. Contact him at rnikolewski@watchdog.org and follow him on Twitter @NMWatchdog.

Despite ‘overreach’ admission by Grijalva, climate scientists still see politics

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Congress, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Georgia, National, News  /  No Comments

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Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, now says letters he sent wanting communications from seven climate scientists was an “overreach” but he still wants the scientists’ funding information.

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Triple-digit oil prices may be a thing of the past, at least for a while

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Louisiana, New Mexico, News, North Dakota, Texas  /  No Comments

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Oil prices dropped more than 50 percent in eight months, and while a few energy experts expect a quick rebound, there’s a growing consensus we won’t see triple-digit prices any time soon.

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Climate scientists accuse Democrat of McCarthyism

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Arizona, Congress, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Finances, First Amendment, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

"WITCH HUNT": Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry, right, says she feels she's a victim of McCarthyism after a congressman sent her university a letter seeking her financial information.

Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith Curry feels she’s a victim of McCarthyism after a congressman sent her university a letter seeking her financial information.

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How much oil does world consume a day? This much

By   /  March 2, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

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The world’s consumption of oil is the equivalent of draining an Olympic-size swimming pool every 15 seconds.

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Texas environment official says new EPA ozone rule just the first step

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Government Regulation, News, Regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

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An official with the Texas environment department says new EPA ozone guidelines are just the first step in regulations the agency wants to adopt.

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Congressman wants to stick it to Saudis

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

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A congressman from New Mexico wants the U.S. start imposing a fee on countries such as Saudi Arabia to defray the cost of U.S. fleets that protect the world’s oceans.

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