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Michigan tax ruling could power wind energy projects
Great Lakes Echo (1/25)
A recent personal property tax ruling that will cost Michigan counties millions of dollars in revenue could prove vital for utility companies and energy manufacturers around the state.

Fracking issues raised by Auburn wastewater report
The Post-Standard (4/23)
An engineering firm hired by Auburn, N.Y. to clear the way for the city to accept wastewater from gas drilling has concluded the city's wastewater treatment plant can't handle it which could have broad implications in New York's debate about hydrofracking.

COMMENTARY: Tar sands expansion poses risk to Great Lakes
Midwest Energy News (4/15)
Expanding proposals for more pipeline capacity by Canadian pipeline company Enbridge, as well as plans to ship tar sands crude oil across Lake Superior and other Great Lakes, are astonishing in their sheer scale.

Wheatfield residents question bio-energy plant expansion
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, NY (4/2)
The proposed expansion of a bio-energy plant in the town of Wheatfield, N.Y., is raising questions among residents who fear it could have an impact on their community.

Environmental groups lend support to LEEDCo's Lake Erie wind turbine project
The News-Herald (3/17)
The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. has announced the support of several key environmental groups for Icebreaker, the six-turbine offshore wind project slated to be the first of its kind in Lake Erie.

Wind farm plans continue despite First Nation territory dispute
CBC News (3/4)
Hearings begin this week on the environmental impact of a wind farm proposed for the shores of Lake Superior — but what won't be discussed in those hearings is the dispute between two First Nations as to whose territory the wind is blowing through.

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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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