06/16/2010 01:51 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama, Democrats See Moment Of Opportunity On Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Dependence Will 'Smother Our Planet'

With as many as 60,000 barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico every day, top Democrats on Capitol Hill said Tuesday that the oil spill in the gulf demands that Congress pass comprehensive climate change legislation to wean Americans off fossil fuels.

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