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 Olin GrahamDurbin: I had 'nothing to do' with Curbelo snub Republicans jockey for position on immigration Overnight Health Care: House passes 20-week abortion ban | GOP gives ground over ObamaCare fix | Price exit sets off speculation over replacement MORE (R-S.C.) has been crafting a sweeping climate and energy measure with Sens. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryFor the sake of national security, Trump must honor the Iran deal Bernie Sanders’s 1960s worldview makes bad foreign policy DiCaprio: History will ‘vilify’ Trump for not fighting climate change 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.