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LCV on Russian Oil Ban: ‘We Can’t Drill Our Way Out of High Gas Prices’

Mar 8, 2022

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s announcement of a U.S. ban on Russian oil imports, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski

“The need to ban Russian oil in response to Putin’s unlawful attack on Ukraine is a sobering reminder of why we must end our addiction to fossil fuels. As families suffer from rising gas prices as a result of this conflict, oil and gas CEOs will continue to exploit the situation to enrich themselves. The truth is we can’t drill our way out of high gas prices. The only real solution to high, unreliable energy costs is investing in clean, renewable energy and technologies. Now is the time for transformative investments in clean energy, jobs, and justice. The Senate must move swiftly to pass the comprehensive climate solutions that the House has already passed. Moving to a clean energy economy will provide greater economic stability, lower energy costs, and protect our national and climate security.”

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