Green groups to Senate: Don’t ‘squander’ chance to move on climate and energy

The letter avoids mention of immigration reform – the issue that threatens to kill the already-uncertain prospects for climate legislation this year.

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: Trump's Charlottesville rhetoric 'dividing Americans, not healing them' OPINION: Congress should censure Trump for his unfit conduct Supporting 'Dreamers' is our civic and moral duty MORE (R-S.C.) has been crafting a sweeping climate and energy measure with Sens. John KerryJohn KerryCongress needs to assert the war power against a dangerous president Sinclair and 'Big Media': The outrage that caused the outrage Tillerson sets a lost State Department on the right course MORE (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). But Graham has backed away from the climate initiative because he’s furious that Democrats may bring immigration legislation to the floor this year.

Graham has long worked on immigration reform, but accuses Democratic leaders of moving ahead haphazardly and calls the immigration push an election-year gambit that can’t pass.