Openness and transparency is at the heart of the scientific process. In that vein I sent the following email to the University of Massachusetts Yesterday.
By way of introduction my name is Robert Eno and I own the leading conservative blog in Massachusetts http://www.redmassgroup.com . I have come upon information that Professor Raymond S. Bradley of our Public Land Grant University has been cited in emails hacked from the East Anglia University's Climate Research Unit. According to Washington Times Professor Bradley was in Receipt of an email that asked him to keep quiet about the UK's Freedom of Information Act laws so that nobody could get the raw data used in climate research.
It is my belief that science conducted with public funds at a public university, our public university, should be conducted in as open a process as possible. That is why I am seeking to under the Commonwealth's public record laws obtain access to all email and other written communications between Professor Raymond S. Bradley, and his research team, with both the East Anglia University Climate Research Unit and the IPCC. Below you will find my Public Records Act Request
December 4, 2009
Director of Press Relations
University of Massachusetts Amherst
RE: Public Records Request
This is a request under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M. G. L. Chapter 66, Section 10).
I am requesting that I be provided a copy of the following documents:
* All electronic mail between Professor Raymond S. Bradley, his research assistants, and any employee of the UMass Climate Systems Research Center and any employee or student of the East Anglia Research Unit.
* All electronic mail between Professor Raymond S. Bradley, his research assistants, and any employee of the UMass Climate Systems Research Center and any employee or administrator of the International Panel on Climate Change
* The amount and source of all funding for the Research directed by Raymond S. Bradley, his research assistants or the UMass Climate Systems Research Center
I recognize that you may charge reasonable costs for photocopies, computer disks, or personnel time to comply with this request. If you expect charges to exceed $50, please contact me regarding this request. In addition I would like to receive all electronically available records on a Compact Disc to reduce costs.
As you are aware, I must be provided with this information within 10 days. If you cannot comply with my request, please provide an explanation in writing.