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LCV Statement on Obama's Announcement to Attend Final Day of Copenhagen Talks

Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or December 5, 2009  

WASHINGTON - President Obama today announced that he will push back his visit to the international climate talks in Copenhagen, from the first week of the conference to the final day of negotiations. The change in attendance will put Obama at the conference at the same time as dozens of other heads of state in a move he hopes will help lay the foundation for an international agreement.

LCV President Gene Karpinski released the following statement on the announcement:

"President Obama's attendance at this critical time adds new momentum to the goal of achieving a serious deal out of Copenhagen. We applaud the President's commitment to work with world leaders during the final climate negotiations and his continued leadership in bringing about a clean energy economy."

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