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Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)

Legislation (16 USC ยง 703 et seq.) making it unlawful to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, offer for sale, to purchase, or to offer for shipment any bird, egg, or nest protected under several migratory bird treaties, except as permitted under regulation. The full suite of regulations promulgated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under this Act is available at 50 CFR Parts 10, 14, 20 and 21.

Regulations Applicable to Energy Development

The entire suite of MBTA regulations issued by the USFWS may be applicable to energy development activities.

Relevant Web Site(s)


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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