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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.

Michigan's U.P. goes head-to-head with its energy future
Great Lakes Echo (10/14)
A mix of regulatory agencies, nonprofits, politicians, utilities, businesses and residents all have a stake in Michigan's energy future, as We Energies winds down operations at the coal-fired, 450 MW Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette - the biggest source of power in this 16,000-square-mile wilderness.

Michigan bill would repeal renewable energy standards
Great Lakes Echo (10/9)
Despite strong public support for renewable energy expansion in Michigan, three state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would repeal Michiganís 10 percent renewable energy standard.

Four Great Lakes states rank among top in energy efficiency
Great Lakes Echo (10/8)
Four of the top 10 states in energy efficiency are from the Great Lakes region, according to a personal finance advice website.

Sixth baby beluga carcass found on St. Lawrence this year
Sun News (10/7)
The carcass of another newborn beluga whale was found on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, troubling scientists concerned about increasingly threatened beluga populations in the region. Experts partly attribute the higher mortality rates to increased maritime traffic and oil drilling.

Duluth Seaway Port Authority hopes to make up for delays in rail shipping
Duluth News Tribune (10/5)
The shipping industry last week weighed in on the difficulty of getting grain to market using railways clogged with Bakken oil.

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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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