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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.

Aecon, SNC-Lavalin share further $392M in Darlington refurbishment work
The Canadian Press (6/27)
Ontario Power Generation has awarded two more contracts for refurbishment work to overhaul steam turbine generators at the Darlington nuclear power plant on Lake Ontario east of Oshawato, Ont.

COMMENTARY: Michigan must act now to shut down Enbridge's Line 5
Detroit Free Press (6/23)
The commentator argues that we must move now, with all deliberate speed, to develop an alternative to the Line 5 oil pipeline and put it in place.

Obama signs pipeline safety bill affecting Great Lakes
The Detroit News (6/22)
President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that boosts federal pipeline safety oversight, including in the Great Lakes.

Advisory group set to ask EPA to clarify report of fracking's effect on water quality
TribLIVE (6/14)
An advisory committee of environmental and public health experts is set to ask the Environmental Protection Agency to revise its report from a five-year study of whether fracking has harmed drinking water to quantify and qualify its major finding of no “widespread” or “systemic” impacts.

Enbridge inspects Mackinac pipelines as debate swirls
The Detroit News (6/10)
In Michigan, Ballard Marine Construction is conducting a weeklong examination of Line 5 for Enbridge using the autonomous underwater vehicle and a remote-operated vehicle to get high-tech sonar scans and video images of the outside of the pipeline.

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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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