Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vexatious FOIs

The University of East Anglia (UEA) was only too polite in its 21 January 2010 response to Mr. Chuck Arthur's vexatious, if not illicit, FOIs as party to Steve McIntyre's denial campaign:
In accordance with s. 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a partial Refusal Notice, and I am not obliged to supply exempted information. The reasons for exemption are as stated below.
Most of Climate Audit's fishing expedition was appropriately deep-sixed, but FOI 09-97 is priceless, if not Exhibit A in a hearing coming soon to a courtroom or congressional committee near you:
I hereby make a EIR/FOI request in respect to any confidentiality agreements)restricting transmission of CRUTEM data to non-academics involing the following countries: [insert 5 or so countries that are different from ones already requested 1]
    1. the date of any applicable confidentiality agreements;
    2. the parties to such confidentiality agreement, including the full name of any organization;
    3. a copy of the section of the confidentiality agreement that "prevents further transmission to non-academics".
    4. a copy of the entire confidentiality agreement,
OOPS! Now, Steve, that's what's known in legal jargon as a smoking gun, if not a volley.
Steve McIntyre Posted Jul 24, 2009 at 10:59 AM
I suggest that interested readers can participate by choosing 5 countries and sending the following FOI request to david.palmer at uea.ac.uk
Subpoena(e) to follow?

McIntyre’s concerted efforts to derail the science and harass scientists

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