Chris Horner sends details of a FOIA request he made earlier in the year. He was seeking details of correspondence between NOAA's Tom Peterson and Thomas Stocker, the head of IPCC WGI. It is hoped that this correspondence might throw some light on the mysterious email sent by Stocker to IPCC lead authors in the wake of Climategate.
Surprisingly, NOAA seemed to have slipped up rather, failing even to acknowledge Horner's request. Apparently, under US law this amounts to constructive refusal, and Horner can now move to seek an immediate judicial remedy.
As Horner comments in his email:
We will soon learn out how badly the global warming establishment wants to fight to keep this, and similar public records, from the public. Will NOAA disregard the caviling from usual suspects and promptly move to produce the record, which should take mere minutes? Or will it heed the calls and hunker down, risking a certain judicial order affirming what an inspector general has already concluded.
IPCC-related records in the possession of government employees (or accessible by them, now that we know about third-party servers established to dodge FOI laws), are indeed agency records subject to release to the taxpayers who underwrite the IPCC enterprise.
The complaint has now been lodged and can be seen here.