Congress is unlikely to move this year on a comprehensive climate-and-energy bill after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. "There are those who already pronounced the energy legislation, that has offshore drilling associated with it, as being dead," Nelson said. Meanwhile, the Renewable Fuels Association believes that President Barack Obama should use the oil spill as a "teaching moment" about the perils of U.S. dependence on oil.

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