Well, this doesn't come as a surprise considering the Orwellian state in which we now all live. Attorney General Loretta Lynch ceded Wednesday that the Department of Justice is considering pursuing legal action against "climate deniers."
To read between the lines, climate-deniers, to the administration, are scientists whose research data on climate change contradicts what the president wants that data to say. CNSNews reports
“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.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat, brought up the issue, comparing it to the type of civil action taken by the Clinton administration against the tobacco industry:
“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.
Consider the purposeful use of language here: "climate denial scheme." This is very dangerous ground upon which the DOJ is treading and it's something all Americans should be concerned about.