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What's New
Michigan officials tell Enbridge to install more support anchors beneath Great Lakes oil pipes
Associated Press (7/24)
Two oil pipelines at the bottom of the waterway linking lakes Huron and Michigan will get additional support structures to help prevent potentially devastating spills.

COMMENTARY: Lake Huron is no place for a nuclear waste dump
Epoch Times (7/20)
Environmental organization argues against a proposed nuclear waste repository near Lake Huron.

Major gas line upgrade to bore under Maumee River
Toledo Free Press (7/16)
Columbia Gas of Ohio announced a $7.5 million natural gas line replacement and upgrade, which will include a directional bore beneath the Maumee River between Maumee, Ohio and Perrysburg, Ohio.

Negotiations halted between St. Lawrence Government Task Force and NYPA
Watertown Daily Times (6/27)
Negotiations between the New York Power Authority and a task force of St. Lawrence county officials have broken down in a dispute about additional benefits that local leaders are demanding as part of the relicensing of the St. Lawrence-FDR hydropower dam.

Michigan Energy Fair
(6/24)
The 10th anniversary of the Michigan Energy Fair takes place this weekend, June 27-28, at the Ingham County Fairgrounds. New workshops this year include sessions on crowd funding, off-grid energy, and renewable energy tax laws.

Despite funding setback, Lake Erie wind project pushes ahead
Midwest Energy News (6/23)
Developers of an Ohio offshore wind energy project say it will proceed despite losing out last month on one of three $47-million 4-year grants from the Department of Energy (DOE).

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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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