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AG Loretta Lynch: DOJ has ‘discussed’ taking civil legal action against climate change deniers

lynchOn Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified that the Department of Justice has actually discussed the idea of pursuing civil legal action against the fossil fuel industry for not accepting the politically-correct view of global warming, er, climate change and “denying” the “threat of carbon emissions.”

The Blaze reported:

During Lynch’s testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said that he believes there are similarities between the tobacco industry denying scientific studies showing the dangers of using tobacco and companies within the fossil fuel industry denying studies allegedly showing the threat of carbon emissions.

He went on to point out that under President Bill Clinton, the Justice Department brought and won a civil case against the tobacco industry, while the Obama administration has “done nothing” so far with regard to the fossil fuel industry.

“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?” Whitehouse asked.

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“This matter has been discussed,” Lynch said. “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,” she added. “I’m not aware of a civil referral at this time.”

Here’s video of the statement, courtesy of MRC:

This is beyond shocking and tells us all we need to know about the Obama administration and liberal Democrats.  Forget about real issues of executive abuse and go after companies and individuals who disagree with politically-correct ideology.

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