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Executive Order 12996: Management and General Public Use of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Executive Order 12996 was issued by President Clinton on March 25, 1996, to conserve fish and wildlife and their habitat. This order further defined the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System and provided directions to the Secretary of the Interior regarding management of the Refuge System resources.

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This executive order 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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