Great Lakes Energy Companion Reader


Coal and Natural Gas  

Great Lakes Region Pivots from Fossil Fuels - By Codi Kozacek, Circle of Blue - September 6, 2016

Illinois Coal’s Last Stand - By Kari Lydersen, The Chicago Reader – June 15, 2016

Beneficial Reuse of Coal Ash Could Contaminate Drinking Water State-Wide - By Ron Seely, Cole Monka, Rachael Lallensack, Daniel McKay and Kate Golden, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism – December 25, 2014

Civil Rights Investigation Probes Environmental Justice in Illinois - By Kari Lydersen, Midwest Energy News – March 10, 2016

Coal Piles Disappear As Valley Plant Completes Conversion to Natural Gas - By Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – November 24, 2015


Oil, Gas, Fracking and Sand Mining

Protesters Raise Concerns About Parked Train Cars with Oil Residue - By Jessie Bekker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 6, 2016

Company Continues to Mine Sand in Critical Dune Area along Lake Michigan - By Aaron Selbig, Michigan Public Radio – August 11, 2015

Cheap Prices Halt Mich. Drilling, Kill Oil, Gas Jobs - By Michael Gerstein, The Detroit News – August 29, 2016

Michigan Has Most Underground Natural Gas Storage in U.S.  - By Garrett Ellison, - January 8, 2016


Oil Pipelines

Enbridge: Straits of Mackinac Pipeline Spill Study is “Unrealistic” - By Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press – April 1, 2016

Enbridge to Pay $3.6 Million to Study Pipeline Spill Risk - By Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press – July 12, 2016


Renewable Energy

New Mapping Tool Showcases Clean Energy Policies and Projects - By Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News – September 16, 2016

Wind Power’s Wisconsin Dry Spell May Be Ending - By Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 12, 2016

Wisconsin Lags on Renewable Energy - By Bill Leuders, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism – October 4, 2014


Cow Power (aka - Manure Digesters)

Energy Prices Steer Farmers Away from Manure Power - By David Kesmodel, Wall Street Journal – February 18, 2016

Manure Digesters Seen as Best Hope for Curbing Lake Pollution, But Drawbacks Remain - By Jessica VanEgeren, The Capital Times – April 30, 2014