AG Lynch: DOJ Has Conferred With the FBI About Pursuing Climate Deniers [+video]

Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged Wednesday that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing civil action against so-called climate change deniers.

“This matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on,” Lynch said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department operations.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) raised the issue, drawing a comparison between possible civil action against climate change deniers and civil action that the Clinton administration pursued against the tobacco industry for claiming that the science behind the dangers of tobacco was unsettled.

“The similarities between the mischief of the tobacco industry pretending that the science of tobacco’s dangers was unsettled and the fossil fuel industry pretending that the science of carbon emissions’ dangers is unsettled has been remarked on widely, particularly by those who study the climate denial apparatus that the fossil fuel industry has erected,” Whitehouse said.

“Under President Clinton, the Department of Justice brought and won a civil RICO action against the tobacco industry for its fraud. Under President Obama, the Department of Justice has done nothing so far about the climate denial scheme,” Whitehouse added. (Read more from “AG Lynch: DOJ Has Conferred With the FBI About Pursuing Climate Deniers” HERE)

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  • Nels

    The feds are shedding legitimacy as fast as they can.

  • wandamurline

    We have less than a year of this black ahole and she will be gone with her master Obozo

  • CountryBoy

    Welcome to the USSA….. these are the SAME tactics that Communist Russia USSR and Communist China employ against its “citizens” ….

  • CountryBoy

    Maybe NOAA should come clean as to WHY , with 58 YEARS of data, they are only using the Last 37 Years worth… it because the prior 21 Years worth of data SHOWED that the earth was in a COOLING period ??? If you will remember, in the early to mid 70’s all anybody could talk about was the Coming ICE Age…. check out Time Magazine and other periodicals from that time period…..

  • kunling

    Why in the hell is Congress not screaming to high heaven in opposition to this proven global warming hoax. The commie bastards are hell bent on destroying the country with their pc BS, lawlessness, deceit, and out and out criminality. I expect the next POTUS to go after the crooks in this regime with a vengance, including the illegitimate snake commie squatting in the WH!!