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Illegal Trafficking in Native American Human Remains and Cultural Items

Legislation (18 USC 1170) making it illegal to sell, purchase, or possess or transport for sale Native American human remains and cultural items. Although no regulations have been promulgated under this legislation, employees at energy development projects where Native American remains and artifacts are present need to be educated regarding this criminal statute.


This statute may apply to the following energy resources:
Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Coal, Geothermal, Hydrokinetic, Low-Head Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, Transmission, Wind
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