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Construction starts on low-level radioactive waste management facility in southeast Clarington
Clarington This Week (5/3)
Construction of Canada’s first long-term, low-level radioactive waste management facility is under way in Clarington, Ont. The project includes moving waste away from the Lake Ontario shoreline.

In Clayton, wind energy is a tough sell, even for environmentalists
North Country Public Radio (5/3)
Communities and environmental groups are divided over the idea of potential wind farms along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario in New York state.

COMMENTARY: 'Alarmist' U-M study on a Straits of Mackinac oil spill is inaccurate
MLive (5/2)
An Enbridge spokesperson argues that a recent study on the environmental impacts of a worst-case oil spill by Enbridge's Line 5 is flawed.

COMMENTARY: Energy East is a trap that Quebec should avoid
The Montreal Gazette (4/28)
Environmental and citizens’ groups across Quebec are celebrating a bittersweet victory as TransCanada has finally agreed to submit a limited environmental impact study of its Energy East pipeline project to Quebec authorities.

Officials: Energy firm withdraws St. Clair permit
The Detroit News (4/27)
A company that sought a federal permit to allow the transport of oil through pipelines beneath the St. Clair River in Michigan has withdrawn its request.

Miller: Shut down Straits pipeline if it poses risk
Detroit Free Press (4/27)
A Michigan member of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation calling for a comprehensive study of Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipelines, and requiring their shutdown if they are found to pose a significant risk.

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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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