Horner: The FOIA coping response in climate scientists

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by Chris Horner
Guest Essay,
Watts Up With That?

The curiously titled article, “Climate scientists, facing skeptics’ demands for personal emails, learn how to cope”, in today’s E&E News “ClimateWire”http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2014/01/21/stories/1059993161 (paywalled), is characteristic of a recent uptick in the campaign to discourage universities and courts from properly interpreting open records laws for all requesters — not just the right kindof requester.

The piece opens somewhat oddly: “In the spring of 2012, Andrew Dessler, a climate scientist at Texas A&M University, received a somewhat unusual request: The American Tradition Institute, a conservative group, wanted to search through his emails”, yet several paragraphs later wrote “Schmidt and a number of others had already been on the receiving end of such requests.”

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2016-12-11T17:08:16+00:00 January 21st, 2014|E&E Legal v. EPA, EPA, Horner, Media Coverage, Transparency|