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Stricter Huron County (Mich.) wind energy rules nearly complete
Huron Daily Tribune (4/20)
The new regulations would extend wind turbine setbacks from residences that donít participate in wind projects by more than a football field. Another would add a three-mile setback from the Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron shorelines.

Michigan board approves petition language to ban fracking
Detroit News (4/15)
The group has 180 days from the start of petition circulation to collect 252,523 signatures. If they turn in enough signatures, lawmakers will have 40 days to approve the proposed ban of this method of drilling for gas and oil.

Michigan's Huron County pushes stop button on wind development
Michigan Capital Confidential (4/14)
Huron County has 328 wind turbines, more than all of the other Michigan counties combined. But it has just enacted a moratorium on any additional ones until stricter regulations for industrial wind turbines can be put in place.

Huron County (MI) Commissioners pass wind energy moratorium
Huron County View (4/9)
The Huron County Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 for a zoning ordinance amendment that halts any new wind energy development for 90 days or until the ordinance is updated with changes recommended by the Wind Energy Zoning Committee.

Pipeline opponents urge support
Daily Jefferson County Union (3/20)
Opponents of Enbridge Inc.ís expansion of Pipeline 61 began a concerted organizational effort to rally public support to their cause with an educational forum in Lake Mills, Wisconsin on Thursday night.

Agency to fund input on lakeside nuke waste facility
Port Huron Times Herald (3/20)
A report that could make or break plans for a lakeside nuclear waste disposal facility wonít be released for several weeks. But a Canadian agency already is setting aside funding for the next phase of the deep geologic repositoryís review process.

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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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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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