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Amherst Island wind project approved
Kingston Whig-Standard (8/24)
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced that a controversial wind energy project for Amherst Island has received approval, with more than two dozen conditions.

Locals protest Canadian nuclear waste site
The Times Herald (8/16)
Protesters gathered on Sunday for the International Rally to Protect the Great Lakes at Pine Grove Park in Michigan, to protest Ontario Power Generations's plans to put a nuclear waste dump site on the shores of Lake Huron.

'All hands on deck' Enbridge oil spill drill planned for Mackinac straits
MLive (8/13)
The "mother of all exercises" to gauge Enbridge Inc.'s ability to respond to an oil spill under the Mackinac straits will happen next month. The effort will happen Sept. 22-25 and involve hundreds of responders, more than a dozen boats, multiple helicopters, drones, underwater vehicles, and more.

Calumet drops Superior oil terminal idea
Duluth News Tribune (8/11)
Calumet Specialty Products says it has scrapped plans to build an oil terminal in Superior, Wis., that could have transferred western U.S. and Canadian oil to tankers to move to eastern refineries.

COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan is tremendous opportunity for Michigan
Dearborn Press and Guide (8/11)
The Clean Power Plan is an opportunity to become a cleaner, healthier state, and to take serious steps to address climate change, says Michigan state Representative Julie Plawecki.

Activists: 62 year old pipeline poses threat to Straits of Mackinac
WWTW-TV - Chicago, IL (8/10)
Concerns about aging oil pipelines were heightened earlier this year after 100,000 gallons of oil spilled near Santa Barbara, coating 97 miles of the California shoreline. Environmental activists in the Midwest warn that the same thing could happen closer to home.

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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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