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Climate Deniers as Racketeering

An open letter to President Obama from Attorney General Lynch and Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Holdren questions whether RICO could could investigate companies that have been deceiving the public on the risks of climate change, as well as forestalling America’s response. RICO helped prove the health risks of tobacco, and similarly, Lynch and Holdren argue that if corporations in the fossil fuel industry are guilty of well-documented misdeeds, it should be mandatory that they be stopped so as to sooner focus on the main problem: climate change.