If you don’t believe in climate change, then you could be facing some severe punishment if Loretta Lynch gets her way.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has considered taking legal action against climate change deniers.
The United States’ top lawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the Justice Department has ‘discussed’ the possibility of a civil lawsuit against the fossil fuel industry.
She said any information her office has received has been sent to the FBI in a bid to build a case.
Her comments came as she was questioned by Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island.
He compared the climate change deniers to members of the tobacco industry – the advocates the Clinton administration won a racketeering case against.
Whitehouse said: ‘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.
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