Does Sen. Lindsey Graham's decision to quit the climate and energy negotiations with Sens. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman spell the end of such legislation this year?
Citing the Senate leadership's indication that Congress may move on immigration policy before climate and energy, Graham said Saturday he was going to quit the negotiations absent a clear message from the leadership that climate and energy policy was the priority.
How does Graham's decision affect negotiations going forward? Should Congress bring to the floor the energy-only bill passed out of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee last year? What other options does Congress have at this point to pass a comprehensive energy and climate bill this year?