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Michigan: Ban Heavy Oil From Straits of Mackinac Pipeline

By David Eggert LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Heavy crude oil will be banned from a pipeline that runs under a scenic waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, Michigan officials said July 14, adding they’ll also require independent analyses of future alternatives to the pipelines and worst-case consequences of a spill. Only light crude presently […]

Construction Underway on Natural Gas Plant in Eastern Ohio

CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — Construction has begun on a nearly $900 million natural gas-fired power plant in eastern Ohio that’s expected to produce enough electricity to power 750,000 homes. The Akron Beacon Journal reports a ceremonial groundbreaking for Carroll County Energy was held Tuesday near Carrollton, about 70 miles southeast of Cleveland. The plant will […]

$53 Million Steel Mill Redevelopment Gets $2.2 Million Boost

GIBRALTAR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan announced Tuesday that it is providing $2.2 million in incentives for an Ohio company’s planned $53 million redevelopment of a former Detroit-area steel mill. The funding is for the Ferrous CAL Co. project. The Cleveland-based company bought the former McLouth Steel in Gibraltar and says it plans to make steel […]

Hydrogen Heats Up: Alternative Energy Source Gains Traction

By Kathryn Mykleseth HONOLULU (AP) — Hydrogen-powered vehicles are beginning to roll onto Hawaii’s transportation scene. Two 25-seat hydrogen-powered buses will soon be shuttling tourists between the visitors center and the Thurston Lava Tube at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, and hydrogen might someday fuel the Wiki-Wiki shuttles at Honolulu Airport. There are two hydrogen fueling […]

Company Sues to Finish Pipeline Surveys

By Mark Gillispie CLEVELAND (AP) — The company planning to build an industrial-sized natural gas pipeline across northern Ohio has been waging and mostly winning court battles to allow surveyors onto people’s property to determine a preferred route that will be submitted to a federal agency for approval. The $2 billion project is being proposed […]