by H. Sterling Burnett
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged the Justice Department (DOJ) has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to look into whether climate skeptics’ denial of the theory humans are causing dangerous climate change merits prosecution for fraud..
Lynch’s admission of the Justice Department’s investigation came in response to a question asked by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings that discussed DOJ’s operations on March 9…
David Schnare, general counsel for the Energy and Environment Legal Institute, says the threat of an actual prosecution of climate skeptics in minimal, but by raising the possibility, Whitehouse and Obama administration officials hope to cow those who disagree with them into silence.
“The Department of Justice is not looking to prosecute anyone, because they don’t have evidence of a predicate crime,” said Schnare. “What DOJ can do is conduct an invasive investigation.
“This is simply one more example of federal harassment of those who disagree with climate alarmism,” Schnare said. “It’s all politics and no law.”