This is a petition for access to publicly funded research. Apparently, we now need to have petitions for knowledge. I just think that to deny access to research done with money from public funds is wrong, wrong and (did I say?) wrong. It is important not only to know what was done with the public funds but to be able to see whether the scientists are actually allowed to do research on important things like global warming. After the dismissal of the 8 United States attorneys and the reports from the EPA scientists who reported pressure not to go public with their reports of global warming, I believe it is very important to know that we (John Q. Public) are getting the work we pay for.