…Beware of Attacks on Freedom…
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, RI, has said that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), should be used against climate deniers. He said, “[Conduct a] RICO investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change.”
Various entities in the United States have sued Exxon over climate change issue.
These efforts are meant to intimidate corporations and people. To force them to fall in line and support actions to eliminate the use of fossil fuels.
Thus far, American courts have ruled against these types of lawsuits, but a Supreme Court that is packed with liberals in favor of climate action could result in legal measures against Americans. Any organization who campaigned against wind and solar, for example, could be charged with RICO violations.
This is no idle threat.
As reported by Clean Energy Wire (CLEW):
“Germany’s highest court has just ruled that the government’s climate legislation is insufficient, lacking detail on emission reduction targets beyond 2030. The decision ‘significantly strengthens’ climate action.”
The court ruled, quoting CLEW:
“If the government fails to protect the climate, it could violate citizens’ fundamental rights, legal experts said.”
“Germany’s Constitutional Court has found in a landmark ruling that key parts of the country’s climate legislation are insufficient … [obligating] the government to introduce details on greenhouse gas reduction targets.”
The decision has been called historic. It makes clear that failing to take climate action could violate the “fundamental rights” of [German] citizens.
Green hysteria in Germany is not based on real science. More and more scientists are saying that CO2 emissions are not an existential threat.
But these actions in Germany are a warning. Climate hysteria can destroy freedom.
The US Supreme Court, in a 5 – 4 decision, has already ruled that the EPA could regulate greenhouse gasses, which resulted in the EPA’s “endangerment finding”.
Senator Whitehouse’s desire to use RICO laws against American citizens who disagree with him, is a warning sign that American freedoms are also in danger.
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