Rob is the National Energy Correspondent for Rob is an Emmy-winning news anchor who has held many prominent positions in the journalism field for over 10 years working for MSNBC, Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh and several local television stations. He served as the bureau chief for New Mexico Watchdog and Capitol Report New Mexico for four years. Rob can be reached on Twitter at @NMWatchdog or by email at

Not again! A green energy company that got billions from feds is teetering

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

Photo from Abengoa 2014 annual report

Renewable energy company Abengoa is fighting for its financial life. The company and its subsidiaries have received nearly $3 billion from the government.

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How North Dakota’s oil industry is holding up, one year later

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News, North Dakota, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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North Dakota has taken some big economic hits due to the low price of oil but one year after OPEC took its best shot, the region is still standing.

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Climate kids lose in Washington court, but more cases are coming

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Judiciary, National, News, Oregon, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

Elaine Thompson/AP

Eight children who took the state of Washington to court over climate regulations lost their appeal but their lawyer says more cases like theirs are coming.

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New Mexico holds its breath as oil prices remain low

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, New Mexico, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Rob Nikolewski

The continued low price of oil is making state legislators in New Mexico nervous.

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EPA wraps up Clean Power Plan road show

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Georgia, News, Pennsylvania, regulations, West Virginia  /  No Comments

Photo by Josh Kaib

EPA took the Clean Power Plan on the road, hitting four major cities as supporters and critics sounded off on the most sweeping regulation in the agency’s history.

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Three charts present drama of coal collapse

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Missouri, National, New Mexico, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The coal industry has been hit hard in recent years and a look at the stock market performance of three of its largest companies tells the story.

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