what planet are you living on. If you have been watching the news you can see 30 miles of oil in the Gulf. This oil will wash ashore at some time. Maybe you can come down here and see it for yourself if you are so skeptical.
I HAVE seen it for myself. My crewboat went right through it on the way to the dock friday. It's nothing more than a sheen on the water. Look man,I live in Lafitte. My friends and neighbors either fish or work offshore. If I thought for a second this would affect their living,I'd be pissed in the extreme.
By the time this oil reaches the surface,it's only a few millimeters thick. After traveling less than a mile,the "slick" is nothing but a sheen on top of the water. Trace evidence that petroleum was once in the water. We can run in circles screaming about the sky falling till we're blue in the face.