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Cuomo seeks PSC probe of NRG over Dunkirk power plant shutdown
The Buffalo News (2/10)
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is asking the state Public Service Commission to investigate NRG Energy and the reasons behind its decision to close the coal-fired power plant it owns in Dunkirk, N.Y., rather than converting it to run on natural gas.

Presentation to cover oil spill prevention, response
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/7)
Oil transported in and over the Great Lakes is almost bound to spill eventually, Jeanie Williams, lead scientist and education specialist for Inland Seas Education Association, in Mich., said.

Advocacy groups speak out against nuclear repository
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/6)
A proposed nuclear waste repository less than a mile off the shoreline of Lake Huron could soon receive final approval from the Canadian government — but not if local advocacy groups have their way.

Mackinac Straits, Line 5 focus of Coast Guard bill
Petoskey News-Review (2/5)
Great Lakes transportation and oil pipeline safety are key factors in legislation expected to be signed by President Barack Obama in the near future.

Werner OK with oil pipeline in Great Lakes
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/2)
In Traverse City, Mich., city Commissioner Tim Werner called a 63-year-old pipeline that carries 23 million gallons of crude oil through the Straits of Mackinac each day an "unknown risk" and declined to support a resolution asking state officials to shut it down.

COMMENTARY: ‘No’ to nuclear waste near Lake Huron
The Detroit News (2/2)
We have an obligation to deal with waste generated by our nation’s nuclear power plants, upon which we rely for a significant portion of our energy needs and which emit virtually no greenhouse gases.

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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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