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date: Wed Apr 22 14:44:14 2009
from: Phil Jones <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: RE: FW: National Science Foundation funded grant proposals -
to: Wei-Chyung Wang <wangatXYZxyzmate.cestm.albany.edu>

Wei-Chyung,
Worth doing, although I'm unsure what SUNYA legal people can do. I think many
of these skeptics would like to be sued, so it could be counter productive.
Maybe in the US there is some way of restricting the number of requests
he can make. When NSF release your proposals, Keenan shouldn't be allowed to put
them up on a web site. I know you have nothing to fear with these, but he shouldn't
be able to go through all your previous grants.
Did you contact Ray?
Cheers
Phil
At 18:00 21/04/2009, you wrote:

Hi, Phil,

VP-Research is setting up, at my request, a meeting very soon with SUNYA legal
representatives.� My intention is see whether SUNYA is willing and to what extent to
start some legal actions against Keenan.� I cannot just allow him to run around wild
without putting brake on this.� Any thoughts?

wcw
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Dr. Wei-Chyung Wang
Professor of Applied Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
State University of New York
251 Fuller Road
Albany, New York 12203
Tel: 518-437-8708
Fax: 518-372-8325
E-mail: [1]wang@climate.cestm.albany.edu
[2]http://asrc.albany.edu/people/faculty/wang/wang.html
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From: Phil Jones [[3]mailto:p.jones@uea.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:55 AM
To: Wei-Chyung Wang; 'Thomas.R.Karl'
Cc: 'Wei-Chyung Wang'
Subject: Re: FW: National Science Foundation funded grant proposals - Response required

Wei-Chyung,
Do ask them! This looks as though it could get out of control. Look
at the tone of some of the recent things on his web site.
Also - send an email to Ray Bradley. He has been through this related
to the Hockey Stick work with Mike Mann and Malcolm Hughes. They ere
asked by a congressman or senator for details of all their grants.
Also ask SUNYA if Keenan has to be US (and/or live in the US) to file
US FOI requests.
Cheers
Phil
At 15:41 15/04/2009, Wei-Chyung Wang wrote:
I think I am going to ask SUNYA to take action now, including the legal one, trying to
put a stop to this. � Anything you can think of, let me know.

WCW

From: Wei-Chyung Wang [ [4]mailto:wang@climate.cestm.albany.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:28 AM
To: 'Lynn Videka'
Cc: 'John H Reilly'; 'Wei-Chyung Wang'
Subject: RE: National Science Foundation funded grant proposals - Response required

Lynn,

Thanks. I think it is also about time the SUNYA starts some legal action. Have you
notice that:

âThe requester is Douglas J. Keenan of New w York, he did not provide me with his
affiliation.â�

I though Keenan resides in UK, at least from the past communication. Perhaps NSF needs
to find out who Keenan is, his affiliation, and also the consequences of using false
information.

WCW

From: Lynn Videka [ [5]mailto:lvideka@uamail.albany.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:16 AM
To: Wei-Chyung Wang
Cc: John H Reilly
Subject: Re: National Science Foundation funded grant proposals - Response required

Wei-Chyung,
This is very disturbing. I will ask our counsel for his opinion on the matter.
Lynn
-----Original Message-----
From: Wei-Chyung Wang <wangatXYZxyzmate.cestm.albany.edu>
To: Lynn Videka
CC: Wei-Chyung Wang
Sent: Wed Apr 15 09:55:39 2009
Subject: FW: National Science Foundation funded grant proposals - Response required
Hi, Lynn, FYI, it looks Keenan is still trying.
Given the situation, should SUNYA inform NSF about the circumstance? Furthermore, should
we do something to stop the continued hustle. Please advise.
WCW
From: Jensen, Leslie A. [[6]mailto:ljensen@nsf.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:41 AM
To: wangatXYZxyzmate.cestm.albany.edu
Subject: National Science Foundation funded grant proposals - Response required
Importance: High
Case #09-147F
April 15, 2009
Dr. Wei-Chyung Wang
SUNY at Albany
Dear Dr. Wang:
We have received a request for copies of the following proposals associated with the NSF
funded grants entitled:
�· Atmospheric Trace Constituents and Global Climate #0342530
�· Atmospheric Trace Constituents and Global Climate #0087073
�· Meeting on Research on Climate Changes of the Last 2000 Years in Monsoon Asia
#9222875
�· Atmospheric Tract Constituents and Global Climate #9713858
�· Atmospheric Trace Gases and Global Climate #9115199
�· Atmospheric Trace Gases and Global Climate #8805908
�· Workshop on General Circulation Model Study: Climate Chemistry Interaction
#9211795
�· Atmospheric Trace Gases and Global Climate #9096124
�· Atmospheric Trace Constituents and Global Climate #9415336
Records are available to the public on request except for material that is personal,
privileged or confidential, or otherwise exempt from disclosure under law. NSF will
remove, before disclosure to the requester, personal information (SSN, date/place of
birth, individual salaries, bios, pending and non-Federal grants) in the file about
yourself or other individuals under Exemption 6 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
to protect personal privacy.

The FOIA generally prohibits us from withholding records except to the extent that
disclosure of proprietary information (trade secrets or commercial or financial
information) in the records, if any, that you assert is privileged or confidential.
Therefore, I request that you carefully review your proposal, identifying by page
number, line or paragraph, the parts you consider confidential. You will need to include
a detailed statement explaining how disclosure of this information would harm your
organization or benefit your competitors, or why it is otherwise exempt from disclosure
under the FOIA. Understand that information you submit in response to this request may
itself be subject to disclosure.
Your response is not an agreement between us that the information you request us to
withhold will not be disclosed. Under the law, we must decide what may be withheld and
be prepared to defend that withholding in court. We will, however, notify you if we
cannot agree.
If you have questions regarding this request, you may wish to contact your institutions
intellectual property or grants office for guidance. If you have no objection to
disclosure of the proposal -- many submitters have none -- simply let me know that.
The requester is Douglas J. Keenan of New York, he did not provide me with his
affiliation.
Please send your response to me, preferably by email at ljensenatXYZxyz.gov
<[7]mailto:ljensen@nsf.gov> , within five (5) working days after receipt of this letter.
Your prompt response enables us to comply with the statutory time for response to
requests.
Sincerely,
Leslie A. Jensen
FOIA/Privacy Act Officer
Office of the General Counsel
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1265
Arlington, VA 22230
Telephone: 703-292-5065
FAX: 703-292-9041
E-mail: ljensenatXYZxyz.gov
Web: [8]http://www.nsf.gov
Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk
NR4 7TJ
UK
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Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk
NR4 7TJ
UK
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