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VIDEO | Don’t Struggle With Your Utility Bills This Winter

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Winter has officially hit West Michigan and the freezing temperatures have arrived.  For many families the cost of keeping the heat on hits close to home.

Visit the Eight West website to learn more.

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Mining Supercluster’s CLEER Project Shortlisted for $950 Million Funding

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Goldcorp is amongst the industry’s leaders in our approach to innovation and responsibility at every stage of the mining cycle and our involvement in the Innovation Superclusters Initiative provides an additional collaborative opportunity to support the industry’s transformation.

How Utilities United to Fight Scammers

Beware utility scams. For National Utility Scam Awareness Day Nov. 15, energy companies want you to be vigilant.
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Editor’s note: Jared Lawrence is vice president of Customer Operations – Piedmont Natural Gas and Metering Services, and chair of the Utilities United Against Scams Executive Committee

Sappi's Emergency Response Team is Volunteer-Based and Award Winning

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Fifty Sappi employees volunteer to staff the Somerset Emergency Response Team (ERT). The team is trained and prepared to respond to potential in-house emergency situations such as fires, medical issues, fall and confined space rescues, or chemical releases. The ERT also responds offsite with a team from Skowhegan Fire, Waterville Fire and Augusta Fire (Team V) if activated by the Somerset County EMA director.

Consumers Energy Says Help is Available for Those in Need as Winter Weather Sets in Across Michigan

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Keeping costs low

Consumers Energy works to keep heating costs low for Michigan homes and businesses:

  • The price that customers pay for natural gas is nearly 60 percent lower than a decade ago.
  • Consumers Energy keeps prices low by buying gas when it costs less in the summer and storing it the company’s underground storage system, the largest of its type in the nation. The gas can then be used in the winter, helping Consumers Energy avoid buying gas that would be more expensive.
  • Learn more about ways to reduce your energy use: www.ConsumersEnergy.com/energyanswers  
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Keeping costs low

Consumers Energy works to keep heating costs low for Michigan homes and businesses:

  • The price that customers pay for natural gas is nearly 60 percent lower than a decade ago.
  • Consumers Energy keeps prices low by buying gas when it costs less in the summer and storing it the company’s underground storage system, the largest of its type in the nation. The gas can then be used in the winter, helping Consumers Energy avoid buying gas that would be more expensive.
  • Learn more about ways to reduce your energy use: www.ConsumersEnergy.com/energyanswers  

Sappi North America Wins 2017 AF&PA Sustainability Award for Safety

Recognized for over Two Million Hours Worked Without Lost Time Injury project
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WASHINGTON, Novemeber 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The American Forest & Paper Association (

Celebrating Safety at Sappi's Cloquet Operations

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Safety We have established a global goal of zero workplace incidents consistent with “Project Zero” and our overall safety program. In 2016 the Lost Time Incident Frequency Rate (LTIFR) was 0.69, which is higher than our 2014 benchmark. Unfortunately, multiple incidents have occurred at both the Westbrook and Somerset mills. The Technology Center, Boston office and South Portland office, however, all had zero LTIFR, and the Cloquet Mill continues to demonstrate outstanding performance, ending the year with an LTIFR of 0.13.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. Expands Safety and Greenhouse Gas Data Reporting

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Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) has released its 2017 Citizenship Report, which includes expanded data on safety, greenhouse gas emissions, process safety events, waste generation and more. “Transparency about how we manage the risks in our business can bring society closer to making informed decisions about a future of abundant energy, a clean and safe environment, and prosperity for as much of mankind as possible,” says MPC Chairman and CEO Gary R. Heminger in his introduction to the report.

Where ‘Me Too’ Can Take Us

By: Lorna Donatone
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The “#MeToo” social media campaign is extraordinary and enlightening. Clearly, we all need to take seriously that so many women are posting and tweeting those two words to say that they, too, have been harassed or assaulted.

There have been many heartfelt examinations of the personal impact of harassment and worse these past weeks. Those consequences are devastating, but they are not isolated.

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