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COMMENTARY: Rep. Kildee: Great Lakes, nuclear storage don't mix
The Detroit News (6/23)
Mich. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) strongly disagrees with the idea that permanently burying millions of gallons of Canadian nuclear waste is the 'best option' for the Great Lakes.

Groups appeal DNR decision on Northshore mine expansion
Duluth News Tribune (6/19)
Three environmental groups have filed an appeal of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' decision not to conduct a full-fledged environmental impact statement on the expansion of the Peter Mitchell taconite iron ore mine near Babbitt.

Canada opens comment period on nuclear dump proposed for Lake Huron
The Voice (6/12)
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is calling for public comment on environmental conditions that would be imposed on Ontario Power Generation if the proposed nuclear waste dump project gets a final go-ahead.

Lake Erie wind turbines would cost less with new European invention
cleveland.com (6/2)
The foundation system has been getting a lot of attention in Europe because its design saves money and time and is thought to be less environmentally disruptive.

Activists: Plug Straits of Mackinac pipeline before catastrophe
Royal Oak Patch (5/29)
Environmentalists and scientists Wednesday called on Canadian Energy giant Enbridge to immediately close its aging pipelines running under the Straits of Mackinac before an environmental catastrophe occurs.

Group faults effort to spare birdlife from wind turbines
Waterbury Republic American (5/20)
An advocacy group says the government's voluntary approach is allowing too many wind farms to be built or planned for construction in important nesting areas and flight paths across large sections of the nation.

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General Resources
Energy Information Administration
U.S. Department of Energy
The EIA is an independent statistical and analytical agency that maintains a comprehensive data and information program relevant to energy resources.

Energy Regulation
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The commission regulates the transmission of oil and natural gas, as well as the wholesale sales of electricity in interstate commerce.

Great Lakes Region's Global Climate Change/Energy Interests
Council of Great Lakes Industries
A report of discussions at the April 1997 Second Roundtable on North American Energy Policy.

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative
The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) is a group established to build consensus and identify and address issues affecting the planning, development, and operation of wind power facilities in the Great Lakes region.

Industrial Productivity and Efficiency
Northeast-Midwest Institute
This site provides an overview on industrial productivity and efficiency, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Weatherization, subsidies and data on gasoline prices and electricity consumption.

MichEEN: the Michigan Energy Efficiency Network
The Michigan Energy Efficiency Network is a tool for sharing and creating the strategies needed to solve 21st century energy challenges.

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Pipelines
Great Lakes Gas Transmission Company
Delivers natural gas to customers in the mid-western and northeastern United States and Canada.

Natural Gas Pipeline Profile
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Overviews the financial, inventory, performance and safety of U.S. natural gas pipelines.

Pipeline Safety Data Analysis
U.S. Department of Transportation
Annual and summary statistics on liquid accidents, natural gas incidents for transmission and distribution operators.

Pipeline Safety Regulations
Office of Pipeline Safety
Provides pipeline safety laws as stated by the U.S. code Title 49 Regulations Part 186-199.

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