Larry Shapiro

Larry Shapiro is associate director for program development at the Rockefeller Family Fund.

Let’s get a move on, people

Why did the climate bill die? Because we still don’t have a real climate movement

Why did climate legislation fail? The absence of pressure from Americans across the country demanding that serious action be taken.

A tale of two issues

Why immigration reform is getting more traction than climate change in the Senate

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) decision to withdraw from discussions with his Senate colleagues regarding climate legislation has been greeted by some well-meaning environmentalists as a reason to bash President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for their alleged lack of commitment to climate legislation. I think this is a mistake. Instead, the environmental community should examine its own limitations in trying to make sense out of this situation. Graham blasted what he described as “a decision by the Obama administration and Senate Democratic leadership to move immigration instead of energy.” Instead of reflexively agreeing with Graham and …

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