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Where does the Line 5 oil pipeline go from here?

A controversial 62-year-old oil pipeline at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac has a future that’s up in the air. Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline carries up to 23 million gallons per day of light crude oil and liquid natural gas through the Upper Peninsula, then south through the Lower Peninsula before reaching a hub in ...

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Researchers announce detailed methane study

FARMINGTON — City officials, environmentalists, industry leaders and interested people squeezed into a lecture hall at San Juan College on Friday morning to learn of researchers’ plans to more closely study levels of atmospheric methane in the Four Corners. Published in October, a study by NASA and the University of Michigan used European satellite imagery captured between 2003 and 2009 ...

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Report offers options for new fracking rules in Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan could strengthen its supervision of a natural gas development process known as “fracking” by keeping a closer eye on surface and ground water near production wells and ordering companies to disclose more information about the chemicals they use, researchers said in a report released Friday. The University of Michigan study also said regulators could require ...

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Public’s support for gas tax is misguided, Corbett says


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Pennsylvania’s governor Tom Corbett says his constituents are mistaken if they think a tax on natural gas extraction would benefit the state. The governor’s comments followed poll results, released this week by the University of Michigan, that showed strong support for a severance tax on gas extraction among Pennsylvania’s population. The poll also found almost ...

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