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Documentary searches for hope in nuclear waste
Great Lakes Echo (7/24)
Hope isn’t a word most people associate with high-level radioactive nuclear waste. But an upcoming documentary on its storage in Ontario takes an optimistic perspective on a depressing subject. It’s called Nuclear Hope.

OPG rejects natural gas, biomass option for Nanticoke Generating Station
Simcoe Reformer (7/16)
The sprawling 800-acre complex may be given over to a solar farm some time in the future, but as for the buildings and related infrastructure, OPG “will no longer preserve and staff Nanticoke GS.”

Straits of Mackinac oil pipeline task force report coming Tuesday
MLive (7/13)
A state task force report on the status of a controversial oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac is due out this week. The Michigan Attorney General's office has announced the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force report will be released on Tuesday morning, July 14.

COMMENTARY: Rep. Kildee: Great Lakes, nuclear storage don't mix
The Detroit News (6/23)
Mich. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) strongly disagrees with the idea that permanently burying millions of gallons of Canadian nuclear waste is the 'best option' for the Great Lakes.

Groups appeal DNR decision on Northshore mine expansion
Duluth News Tribune (6/19)
Three environmental groups have filed an appeal of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' decision not to conduct a full-fledged environmental impact statement on the expansion of the Peter Mitchell taconite iron ore mine near Babbitt.

Canada opens comment period on nuclear dump proposed for Lake Huron
The Voice (6/12)
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is calling for public comment on environmental conditions that would be imposed on Ontario Power Generation if the proposed nuclear waste dump project gets a final go-ahead.

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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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