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Public input requested for Lake Erie offshore wind farm
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (10/4)
Government agencies are calling for the public's input on the nation’s first fresh water wind farm.

Great Lakes wind energy, cause concerns about risks to birds
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (10/3)
As attention turns to the Great Lakes for wind power, activists and environmental officials are becoming increasingly concerned about the affect it could have on migratory birds.

Feds agree to delay possible nuclear waste shipments across Peace Bridge
The Buffalo News (10/3)
Plans by the U.S. Department of Energy that could involve trucking high-level liquid nuclear waste from Canada are on hold until at least February.

COMMENTARY: How we’re keeping Line 5 safe
The Detroit News (9/15)
Enbridge is committed to maintaining Enbridge’s Line 5, including the portion that crosses the Straits of Mackinac, as one of the safest, most rigorously inspected pipelines in the country.

COMMENTARY: Americans keep going on Great Lakes wind power while Ontario stalls
Ottawa Citizen (9/14)
Canada is officially worried about offshore wind power stirring up sediments and contaminating our drinking water. The United States is evidently not so concerned.

Davis-Besse to stay idle a few days due to leak
The Toledo Blade (9/13)
On the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio, the Davis-Besse nuclear plant will remain idle for at least a few more days as the utility tries to figure out how rainwater entered the plant’s turbine building during a heavy storm early Saturday.

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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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