– Use RICO Laws to Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics, says Senator (Ice Age Now, June 3, 2015):
That’s right – a sitting U.S. Senator is suggesting that RICO laws be applied to global warming skeptics,says the Weekly Standard.
“Unless, of course, we’re just going to scrap any pretense of political neutrality on questions of free speech. Top men like Sheldon Whitehouse can make sure we don’t hear anything that we don’t need to hear about scientific research and legally punish anyone who publicly disagrees. Otherwise, the natives get restless….”
Writing in the Washington Post, Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic Senator from Rhode Island, began his opinion piece in the Washington Post with these words:
Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution.
Their activities are often compared to those of Big Tobacco denying the health dangers of smoking. Big Tobacco’s denial scheme was ultimately found by a federal judge to have amounted to a racketeering enterprise.