( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

Citigroup sets $100 billion funding goal for green projects

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The effort builds on an earlier goal to arrange $50 billion in deals that the bank set for itself in 2007 and achieved in 2013, three years ahead of schedule.
In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, shows her hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River swirling in the background as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the river in Danville, Va. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Duke Energy says it expects to settle criminal probe for $100 million

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The company reported profits of $1.88 billion for 2014, or $2.66 per share. Revenue was reported at about $23.9 billion.
Laboratory analyst, Syed Ali, takes some measurements in a lab in the research and development building, at the Baker Hughes facility. (Todd Spoth/For the Chronicle)

Manufacturers say EPA proposals would halt expansions

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Proposed federal rules governing the release of dangerous pollutants threaten the future of the manufacturing sector, the industry’s top Washington lobbyist said at a speech in Houston Monday.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg file)

Court upholds Ohio’s power to regulate drilling

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The decision came in a case brought by the Akron suburb of Munroe Falls against Beck Energy Corp. over a state law that gives Ohio “sole and exclusive authority” to regulate the location of wells.
Rig hands thread together drilling pipe at a hydraulic fracturing site located atop the Marcellus shale rock formation in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 31, 2013. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Congressional Democrats seek to step up fracturing oversight

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Of particular concern is making sure their waterways are not contaminated by waste.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via The New York Times)

BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

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The decision is a shift from the alternative that BLM had earlier selected as its preferred option. But it aligns with the alternative chosen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
(Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

NASA flight facility concerned with potential offshore drilling

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The majority of the area that was proposed for lease off Virginia in 2010 lies within recent NASA mission hazard areas.
Louisiana. Gov. Bobby Jindal and oil industry leaders condemned the suit as an attack on a vital industry. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

Judge tosses coastal damage suit against oil companies

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The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East had claimed that coastal drilling and dredging activities contributed to the loss of coastal wetlands.
(Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg News)

Shell calls on Big Oil peers to speak up on climate change

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While Shell, along with BP Plc, have led the oil industry in acknowledging climate change as a risk, the producers have avoided forums such as the annual United Nations climate talks.
Henderson Rengifo, president of the Interethnic Association for Development of the Peruvian Jungle participates in a press conference in Lima on Feb. 5 concerning protests against Pluspetrol Oil Co. (AFP PHOTO/CRIS BOURONCLECRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images

Peru anti-oil protest leaves 1 dead, 22 wounded

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Protesters were repelled after entering part of a military base used by the Argentina company Pluspetrol in the Junin state town of Pichanaki.