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EDITORIAL: The safer path: Keystone XL pipeline better method of transporting crude oil
Watertown Daily Times (11/18)
The Watertown Daily Times editorial board argues that a pipeline is better if it means avoiding shipping crude oil on the Great Lakes.

Environmental groups, tribe file challenge to pipeline from Canada
Park Rapids Enterprise (11/13)
Environmental groups on Wednesday filed a legal challenge to the U.S. State Department’s approval of a major increase of Canadian tar sands oil flowing through Enbridge Energy pipelines into the U.S.

Life after coal: where will electricity come from?
Detroit Free Press (11/12)
A 2012 report issued by the Union of Concerned Scientists identified up to 32 coal-fired units in Michigan — 3,532 megawatts of capacity — as uneconomic and ready for retirement.

COMMENTARY: Quebeckers aren’t being shown the pipeline big picture
The Globe and Mail (11/10)
Quebeckers have a bigger stake in the oil sands than they realize. But by focusing primarily on Energy East’s direct benefits – about 3,000 short-term construction jobs and $3-billion in tax revenues in Quebec – the project’s proponents are giving short shrift to that bigger picture.

Lake Michigan nuclear plant reactor will remain offline until storm passes
MLive (11/6)
One reactor unit of the D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant will remain shut down, and the other will operate at half power until a storm roiling Lake Michigan passes.

No definitive link between wind turbines and poor health, says Health Canada study
The Toronto Star (11/6)
There is no connection between exposure to the wind turbine noise and health effects, says a new comprehensive Health Canada study, but some in the Great Lakes region are still concerned.

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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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