i guess if everyone knew they are why we have tar balls, they're mainly coming from oiltankers. half of the oil is used to make plastic,which our economy now requires for everything we use,so lets not berate an SUV,or a LSV. a prius doesn't use leather, so it takes more plastic to make! we all need to use less plastic and have the drilling in only federal waters to help stop the endless(and mindless) banter of dilling in the gulf.oh by the way, there were drilling rigs south of Destin and Pensacola before. they didn't cause any tar balls to wash up on the beach! there was a senator from from Crestview who misrepresented his facts,but drilling and finding oil could help the Florida economy with much needed taxes and royalties.