As you probably know, the RICO Act was conceived to go after organized crime. But a group of 20 scientists has written to the Obama administration, arguing that organized climate deniers meet the criteria for prosecution under the Act.
Signers of the letter come from universities all over the country, including, I'm proud to note, two from my home state of Washington.
Perhaps the key sentence:
A RICO investigation (1999 to 2006) played an important role in stopping the tobacco industry from continuing to deceive the American people about the dangers of smoking.