Not a big deal? I beg to differ sir. I live on the emerald coast not far from Pensacola, and it is a VERY big deal. Even if none of it makes it his far, which thus far very little has, just the threat alone is started to adversely affect businesses here as people [tourists, etc] decide not to come because of the "threat" of oil. Fishermen and shrimp boat captains all over the coast are suffering because they have been banned from going out into the waters to make their catch, and it is probably better than the alternative.
You mean it is not a big deal to YOU, but it is certainly a big deal.
So far we have been lucky that the winds have kept it mostly off shore [ though the wetlands in Louisiana are not quite as lucky] but dead sea animals are washing up on shore every day as the oil leak, oil off-gassing, and God knows what chemicals BP is dumping into the Gulf, changes the PH of the surrounding water.
I hope no one likes shrimp, for I see a good spike in shrimp prices in the near future, and that is only one of many things I see coming down the pipe from all of this.