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Theft and Destruction of Government Property

Legislation (18 USC 1361) making it illegal to steal or damage any property of the federal government and establishes provisions for fines and imprisonment. Although no regulations have been promulgated under this legislation, employees at energy development projects where cultural and paleontological resources 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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