Red Mass Group Files Public Records Request For Emails from UMass Climate System Research Center

( – promoted by EaBo Clipper)

Yesterday I, on behalf of Red Mass Group, filed a public records request under Massachusetts General Law 66 for any and all emails from Professor Raymond S. Bradley, his team, and his research center to the East Anglia University Climate Research Institute.  According to the Washington Times Professor Bradley was on the receiving end of some of the emails uncovered as a result of the hack at East Anglia University.

In another e-mail, Mr. Jones told Mr. Mann, professor Malcolm K. Hughes of the University of Arizona and professor Raymond S. Bradley of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst: “I’m getting hassled by a couple of people to release the CRU station temperature data. Don’t any of you three tell anybody that the UK has a Freedom of Information Act!”

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.

Mr. Blaguszewski,

By way of introduction my name is Robert Eno and I own the leading conservative blog in Massachusetts http://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

Edward Blaguzewski

Director of Press Relations

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst MA

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.

Sincerely,

Robert Eno

I will keep you posted as to what happens next.

About Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno

  • Hopefully, they will comply with the request.

  • politicalmadman
  • Vote3rdpartynow

    Damnit! Global Warming is real, why can't you people understand that?  We are all gonna die and then burn up and float away on icebergs while being eaten by polar bears.  The facts are undisputable!  If you don't believe it then look at how high the water levels are getting in my beaker!

  • I’m an alumni of Umass and will be doing a interview with two professors in a week or so. One is an evolutionary ecologist and the other is a climatologist. We also have a very active groups here in western Mass and could bring pressure to bare where needed. Let me know how things progress and how we might be able to help.

    In Liberty,

    Dave

  • johnk

    That’s pretty amazing.  Glad you put in this request.  It’s doesn’t make you sound like a nut at all.  Keep up the great work!