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Michigan oil and gas association works to improve economic and environmental stability
MLive (10/29)
President and CEO of Michigan Oil and Gas Association speaks about the impact of oil and natural gas on Michigan's economy and the ever-controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing.

NYPA set to replace two tugboats in its Niagara River fleet
Niagara Gazette (10/23)
Two new tugboats will join the New York Power Authority fleet to support operations at the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant. The new boats will replace two of the plantís existing vessels that play an integral role in the winter operations of NYPA.

Michigan National Guard tests novel wind funnels
Great Lakes Echo (10/22)
The Michigan National Guard is spending $1.5 million on two new machines to generate electricity from wind funnels. Unlike traditional windmills, the systems capture and concentrate wind from all directions.

76 Michigan communities oppose nuclear waste site near Lake Huron
ABC 10 - Ishpeming, MI (10/22)
In support of efforts in Lansing by state Sens. Phil Pavlov and Mike Green to halt construction of a permanent Canadian nuclear waste repository on the shores of Lake Huron, 76 Michigan communities, along with local government agencies in Canada and other U.S. states, have passed official resolutions opposing the Canadian proposal.

Environmental concerns trip up Enbridge oil pipeline project in Ontario
MLive (10/22)
An energy company that ships oil under the Straits of Mackinac has had a pipeline expansion project in Ontario halted by officials over concerns that the plans don't do enough to protect Canadian waterways.

Comment now: Draft report on transport of crude oil in Great Lakes region
(10/17)
The Great Lakes Commission was mandated to produce an overview of crude oil transportation in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River region. The draft report was released Sept. 30 for public comment, and is available online. The deadline for submitting comments is Dec. 1.

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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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