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Environmental Group Warned Against Federal RICO Charges for ‘Deniers’

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http://freebeacon.com/issues/environmentalist-group-warned-federal-charges-deniers/

A leading environmentalist group discouraged efforts to bring federal racketeering charges against oil companies and groups they support for “denying” climate change, suggesting instead that proponents of the effort enlist state-level law enforcement officials, newly released emails show.

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) told professors at George Mason University, a public university in Virginia, that their push to enlist Attorney General Loretta Lynch in a civil action against oil companies and policy groups to which they donate was not legally sound.

Instead, the group suggested pushing for charges against those companies at the state level. That strategy has been put into effect by attorneys general in 17 states, who are currently exploring racketeering charges against oil giant Exxon Mobil and nonprofit groups that disagree with Democratic environmental policies.

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