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Ontario Power Generation's study of nuclear-waste vault near Lake Huron not specific enough, critics argue
The London Free Press (7/20)
Opponents of a proposed deep nuclear-waste vault near Lake Huron have accused Ontario Power Generation of side-stepping specific federal instructions to study alternative sites.

Analysis of Straits pipeline will cost Enbridge $3.6 million
Gaylord Herald Times (7/15)
The State of Michigan has selected two contracting firms to conduct an analysis on a Northern Michigan oil and petroleum gas liquid pipeline known as Line 5.

Negotiators aim for sale to keep FitzPatrick nuke plant open
The Associated Press (7/13)
Negotiations to save the FitzPatrick nuclear power plant in Oswego, N.Y., from closure by selling it to the operators of a nearby nuclear plant on Lake Ontario are underway.

Port eases impact of gas pipeline shutdown
Green Bay Press Gazette (6/30)
Port Director Dean Haen said Kimberly-based U.S. Venture Inc. has started to import gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products into the region in the wake of the March shutdown of the gas pipeline between Milwaukee and Green Bay.

COMMENTARY: Snyder and Schuette need to protect the Straits
The Detroit News (6/29)
The commentator argues that Michigan's Governor Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette should immediately shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic oil spill.

Oil spill in water near FitzPatrick nuclear plant
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (6/27)
A discoloration of the water near the FitzPatrick nuclear plant located near Oswego, N.Y., was identified as an oil spill, according to a spokesperson for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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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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