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Calls grow to shut down pipeline under Straits of Mackinac
Michigan Radio (5/26)
People who want Enbridge Energy's Line 5 shut down plan to make it an issue at next week's Mackinac Policy Conference in Mackinac Island, Mich.

U.S. DOE awards $3.7 million to Lake Erie wind turbine project
The Plain Dealer (5/19)
The U.S. Department of Energy is advancing another $3.7 million to continue engineering work on a proposed wind turbine project in Lake Erie about seven to 10 miles northwest of downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

Indian Point & FitzPatrick: Tale of 2 nuclear plants
The Journal News (5/18)
The fate of two nuclear power plants in New York will be determined in the coming months as the state weighs a series of clean-energy proposals.

Group sues federal regulator over Mackinac Straits pipeline
Lansing State Journal (5/16)
The National Wildlife Federation is suing the federal agency responsible for overseeing oil pipeline safety, asserting the agency illegally authorized the transport of oil through the Line 5 pipeline.

Plan to store nuclear waste near Great Lakes proves radioactive
The Washington Post (5/16)
A plan to dump and seal radioactive waste in a 2,231-foot hole a mile from the bottom of Lake Huron in Kincardine, Ont., is gaining criticism from politicians and groups.

EDITORIAL: Enbridge, state must close, decommission Line 5
Traverse City Record-Eagle (5/15)
It seems all objects integral to modern life — particularly items designed and constructed by mankind — come with an expiration date. Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline’s crossing beneath the Straits of Mackinac, in Mich., is no exception.

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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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