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EDITORIAL: Safe operation of Palisades Nuclear Plant calls for constant vigilance
MLive (8/29)
Kalamazoo Gazette editors call for scrutiny and vigilance to ensure the safe operation of the Palisades Nuclear Plant on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Nuclear waste dump hearings to start in Kincardine
The Voice (8/28)
Public hearings on a proposed deep geologic repository for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste near the shore of Lake Huron will begin on Sept. 9 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kincardine, Ont.

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee to announce anti-nuclear waste initiatives in Bay City
MLive (8/28)
Today, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint, Mich.) will announce a "major" plan to protect the Great Lakes from a proposed nuclear waste facility on the Canadian shores of Lake Huron.

Blast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homes
Associated Press (8/28)
An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didnít cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said today.

U.S. Rep Kildee plans resolution opposing nuclear waste facility near Lake Huron
The Detroit News (8/28)
U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee plans to introduce a congressional resolution that opposes Canadian plans to store nuclear waste near the shore of Lake Huron.

Groups to discuss oil pipelines during bridge walk
Traverse City Record-Eagle (8/28)
Environmentalists will use the annual Mackinac Bridge walk to raise awareness about oil pipelines in the area and urge Gov. Rick Snyder to make sure they won't leak into the Great Lakes.

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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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