Take the time to read this Politico article. It's an important glimpse inside the world of the environmental funding community, and the role the community plays in energy policy.
Just a few quick thoughts and questions:
1. Flooding D.C. with funding on a very periodic basis to support one or two specific legislative efforts is not, um, a terribly effective policy strategy.
2. "[W]ho spent about 30 minutes with the group before racing out to watch a Chicago Bulls playoff game" ... No comment.
3. By reactively pulling back so hard on funding, environmental foundations are basically pulling the rug out from under many organizations that are only now hitting their stride....