Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified on Wednesday that the Department of Justice had “discussed taking civil legal action” against “climate change deniers”.
The AG, who earlier claimed that alleged anti-muslim rhetoric is her “greatest fear,” told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she had considered the possibility of a case against the “fossil fuel industry”, and that any information her office received had been sent to the FBI to try to “build a case.”
Lynch’s comments were in response to questioning by Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of RI. Whitehouse compared “climate change” (formerly “global warming”) “deniers” (aka those who dissent from the leftist orthodoxy on the topic) to those employed in the cigarette industry, which was railroaded by the Clinton administration into paying hundreds of billions (yes, that’s a b) of dollars for selling a legal product.
Much of the money paid as settlements in those tobacco cases went directly into the coffers of the legal industry. Some of the lawyers involved, e.g. John Edwards, the disgraced former Vice-Presidential running mate of current Secretary of State John Kerry, made an estimated $200,000.00 per hour for their work on the case.
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.
The Senator did not specify who “those who study the climate denial apparatus” might be, but rest assured, they are all infallible experts with no political agenda whatsoever. Just ask Sen. Whitehouse.
Senator, thank you for raising that issue, and thank you for your work in this area. I know your commitment is deep. . . . 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.
–which would not have qualified as a sentence in Sister Mary Dominic’s 2nd grade class, but never mind. Loretta Lynch did not get her job because she can speak her native language well.
She got her job because she is a marginally qualified African-American racist with a deep committment to advancing the Obama Administration’s agenda no matter how many laws nor how much of the Constitution she has to violate to do it. From the Federal takeover of Ferguson, MO, to the War on Free Speech following the San Bernardino Muslim terrorist attack, to the extra-legislative gutting of the coal industry, to the present legal threat to climate dissenters, Lynch is there to enforce the . . . whim of HM King Barack.
One of the big losers in the Obama administration’s climate agenda is West Virginia, a state where just under 94% of the population is white. Just 19% of the population has a college degree, and 18.3% lives in poverty.
By October of 2013
In West Virginia alone, there are over 3,500 miners laid off or furloughed and another 12,000-15,000 mining-dependent jobs have been lost. Across the Appalachian region, the damage is even worse, with approximately 10,000 direct mining jobs lost and another 40,000 indirect jobs lost. . . . [T]he net effect is the removal of $719 million from West Virginia’s economy and a $2.05 billion loss from our region. These are real dollars that have been lost, impacting every family and business in our area.
And the war against coal miners and Appalachia has continued, and recently been stepped up. The West Virginia Coal Association estimates that 2000 miners lost their jobs in the first month of 2016. Under the administration’s Clean Power Plan, more job losses are expected, and electricity costs are skyrocketing.
According to American Action Forum (AAF),
total power-plant jobs in the United States fell sharply during this period, going from 137,000 in 2008 to 97,000 in 2013, a 28.8 percent reduction. During the same period, Kentucky lost 5,188 coal-mining jobs, a 30.7 percent reduction. Power-plant job losses in Kentucky were 644 (37.4 percent), and in West Virginia, 1,316 (32.9 percent); Ohio lost 1,088 (21.8 percent); and Pennsylvania, 729 jobs (16.8 percent).
All this while the Obama administration claimed to be “crating” jobs. Though Obama failed to persuade Congress to enact most of his environmental wish list into law, the EPA during his administration has moved to implement his agenda administratively, the citizens and their representatives be damned.
And what is behind the “climate change” drumbeat, facts and evidence to the contrary notwithstanding? According to Ottmar Edenhofer, an official at the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC), that would be “We redistribute the world’s wealth by climate policy.”
First of all, developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community. But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.
Read it and vote responsibly.