"Denise Rednour of Long Beach, Mississippi, has been taking walks on Long Beach nearly every day since the disaster began on April 20, and she is dealing with constant health issues.
"I've had health problems since the middle of July," she said. "At the end of August, I came home from walking on the beach and for four days had bloody, mucus-filled diarrhea, dry heaves, and blood running out of my ear."
Karen Hopkins, in Grand Isle, Louisiana, has been sick since the middle of May. "I started feeling exhausted, disoriented, dizzy, nauseous, and my chest was burning and I can't breath well at times," she said."
"Already unrealistic hopes that the U.S. could mitigate the profound economic and security implications of weaning itself off foreign oil by dramatically boosting domestic output are more remote than ever. [...] If the country is serious in its intention to wean itself off foreign oil, it's time to switch the focus from billion-barrel reserves to miles per gallon."
In other words, the answer lies in reducing the demand side of the supply/demand balance.
The Louisiana Paradox: Loving Wildlife and Oil Drilling