If you're a human being, you can't help but be affected by the developments in the Gulf.
Below are some insightful links to provide some information sorely lacking in the "news".
In addition, this has been circulating for a couple of weeks now. I think it is comprehensive and a good read for anyone trying to understand not only what happened but the lay of the land when it comes to the parties, claims for damages, statutory schemes and possible insurance issues. It doesn't so much answer claims and coverage questions as it does identify the issues and identify the influencers.
But I wanted to post it separately so people who are interested could pull it and print it - or find it later. At a minimum, you'll know more about these issues than most people, except maybe the engineers and admiralty lawyers, the next time you're talking about this stuff.