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LCV Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Feb 24, 2022

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and resulting economic fallout, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“We stand with the people of Ukraine. We condemn Russia’s unprovoked assault on Ukrainians trying to live in peace as a sovereign nation with a democratically elected government. This act of war flies in the face of building a more just, equitable and safe future for all people. In addition to the catastrophic human cost, the economic ramifications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are a stark reminder that it’s time to double down on clean, renewable, domestic energy — not only to address the climate crisis, but also to end our reliance on volatile interests and polluting fossil fuels. 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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