Over a 120 individual environmental rights groups have joined together and are calling for a ban on the use of Russian and Belarussian timber in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The groups note that most of the wood is being sold directly or indirectly to the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan, and China. The wood is used to make buildings, paper, clothes, and furniture as well as to fuel power plants. In a statement released on Thursday by the group, they explain that “Both Russia and ...
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