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 GrahamSenate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Graham: Trump will 'end North Korea’s threat to the American homeland' in his first term Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers weigh in after Texas school shooting MORE (R-S.C.) has been crafting a sweeping climate and energy measure with Sens. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryJohn Kerry to NYU Abu Dhabi: We can't address world problems by 'going it alone' Juan Williams: Trump's dangerous lies on Iran Pompeo: US tried, failed to achieve side deal with European allies 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.