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Schumer pushes federal regulators to update or replace outdated train tankers carrying crude oil
Watertown Daily Times (12/18)
Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is urging federal regulators to swiftly complete a review of a proposal that would phase out train tank cars that could rupture and explode while carrying crude oil.

Ice boom installation underway
Niagara Frontier Publications (12/18)
The Army Corps of Engineers reports the annual placement of 22 spans that comprise the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom began Monday.

Oil pipeline projects face litany of challenges heading into 2015
The Brandon Sun (12/18)
In recent years, the debate over pipelines has spread beyond the direct environmental impacts, like beluga whale habitat in the St. Lawrence River, into broader issues such as climate change and First Nations rights.

New York bans fracking after health report
Reuters (12/17)
New York state will ban hydraulic fracturing after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks.

Students call on EPA to protect Great Lakes
WLNS-TV, Lansing, MI (12/12)
Students and environmental activists are expected to gather at Michigan State University's campus today to call on the EPA to protect the Great Lakes and public health.

Agency finds safety violation at Palisades plant
The Associated Press (12/11)
Federal regulators say they found a safety violation at the Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan earlier this year.

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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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