DOJ has discussed whether to pursue civil action against climate change deniers..WTF?

UNITED STATES - JUNE 11: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., right, introduces former Vice President Al Gore during the Fourth Annual Rhode Island Energy and Environmental Leaders Day held in the Capitol Visitor Center held in the Capitol Visitor Center. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., right, introduces former Vice President Al Gore during the Fourth Annual Rhode Island Energy and Environmental Leaders Day held in the Capitol Visitor Center held in the Capitol Visitor Center.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/ag-lynch-doj-has-discussed-whether-pursue-legal-action-against-climate

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.

“A request for action by the Department of Justice has been referred by you to the FBI. My question to you is other than civil forfeitures and matters attendant to a criminal case, are there other circumstances in which a civil matter under the authority of the Department of Justice has been referred to the FBI?” he asked.

“Senator, thank you for raising that issue, and thank you for your work in this area. I know your commitment is deep. 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. I’m not aware of a civil referral at this time,” said Lynch.

“I will look into that and get back to you, but I’m not aware of a civil referral outside of the one that you just raised,” added Lynch.

“Are there any civil cases with the United States as plaintiff within DOJ’s civil division in which the FBI is preparing the case for the civil division?” Whitehouse asked.

“Are you regarding climate change issues?” Lynch asked.

“Regarding any matter,” Whitehouse asked.

“I couldn’t give you that information right now in terms of whether or not—” Lynch responded.

“I will take that as a question for the record,” Whitehouse said.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Whitehouse

Whitehouse was born in New York City, New York, the son of Mary Celine (née Rand) and career diplomat Charles Sheldon Whitehouse, and grandson of diplomat Sheldon Whitehouse. He graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord,New Hampshire, and from Yale University in 1978. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_S._Whitehouse

In 1942, he interrupted his studies at Yale University, where he was a classmate of William F. Buckley, to join the United States Marine Corps. He attended Navy flight school and became a Marine dive bomber pilot and saw combat in the Pacific theater, where he was awarded 7 Distinguished Flying Crosses and received 21 Air Medals. After his separation from the Marine Corps in 1946, he reentered Yale University. In 1946 he was tapped as a member of the Skull and Bones Society.

Upon graduation from Yale in 1947, Mr. Whitehouse joined the Central Intelligence Agency and worked in the Congo, Turkey, Belgium and Cambodia.

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“there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing civil action against so-called climate change deniers.”

note the use of the word denier not skeptic..its deliberate..its to palace you in holocaust denial territory..even though they have nothing to do with each other..

gores mate..sheldon shithouse whitehouse works for them..just look at his bio and his dads..

whenever they have to link the  pro smoking lobby memes with climate change you know the argument is as weak as cats piss..

“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. I’m not aware of a civil referral at this time,”

the FBI??..please..what a joke..

no free speech in america..unless you are repeating the cartels lines..

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~ by seeker401 on March 13, 2016.

2 Responses to “DOJ has discussed whether to pursue civil action against climate change deniers..WTF?”

  1. http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/trump-family-tree-linked-to-hitler-and-obama-says-top-genealogist/

  2. Dem AG Targets 90 Conservative Groups in Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/dem-ag-targets-90-conservative-groups-climate-change-racketeering-suit/

    Walker’s subpoena is part of a coordinated effort by Democratic attorneys general spearheaded by New York’s Eric Schneiderman and undertaken in consultation and cooperation with leading environmental advocacy groups.

    The participants huddled at a Jan. 8 meeting at the headquarters of the Rockefeller Family Fund, a left-wing foundation.

    At the meeting, RFF, Greenpeace, other environmental groups discussed ways to “delegitimize [ExxonMobil] as a political actor,” “force officials to disassociate themselves from Exxon,” and “drive divestment from Exxon,” according to a copy of the meeting agenda obtained by the Washington Free Beacon last month.

    One strategy that activists discussed was to enlist like-minded state attorneys general to use their powers to go after the oil company.

    Emails subsequently obtained by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute show that staffers at groups involved in the effort then briefed aides to those AGs. They discussed using “climate change litigation” to advance their political goals.

    Walker expressed an interest in “identifying other potential litigation targets” in one email.

    Walker’s subpoena is itself of dubious legality, according to some legal experts.

    “What they’re doing looks like a restrict the First Amendment free speech rights of people they don’t agree concerted scheme to with,” itself a potential violation of federal law, wrote University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds.

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