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Report: ‘Highly radioactive materials' leaked in FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant
WSYR-TV - Scriba, NY (8/16)
A new report by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that there has been an ongoing, uncontrolled radioactive leak at the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Plant, in New York.

New DEQ director says calls to shut down Enbridge Line 5 are premature
MLive (8/13)
The new director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said calls to shut down a controversial oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac are premature pending the outcome of two high-profile studies.

Enbridge to install more Line 5 anchors after easement violation
MLive (8/4)
Enbridge Inc. has 90 days to install more supports on its Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac after the state of Michigan issued a notice that the controversial pipeline was in violation of its 1953 easement.

Review by nuclear safety board rejects allegations in anonymous letter
Ottawa Citizen (8/4)
An internal technical review has dismissed allegations that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission commissioners weren’t given key information before licensing Ontario’s Darlington and Bruce nuclear generating stations in 2015.

State AG: Parts of pipelines under Mackinac Straits not properly supported
Michigan Public Radio (8/3)
Some of the supports for Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac are not as close together as they should be, according to Michigan State Attorney General Bill Schuette.

New York State aiding nuclear plants with millions in subsidies
The New York Times (8/1)
Utility customers in New York State will pay nearly $500 million a year in subsidies aimed at keeping some upstate nuclear power plants operating.

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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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