The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could provide President Barack Obama with an opportunity to revive the climate bill stalled in the Senate, according to analysts and environmental groups. If Obama can't sell an energy plan after this spill, "he will miss a unique opportunity to point out to the people, 'This is a situation we got ourselves into. ... Let's not be sitting here five to 10 years from now and be saying, we didn't do anything to address it,'" said Charles Ebinger, an executive at the Brookings Institution.

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