The once congenial relationship between Louisiana and its business partner, British Petroleum (BP), is now showing signs of stress.
The long wait is over. The oil has arrived and it hit the worst place possible – the marshlands.
The oiling of beaches and marshes continues, and threatens to strike with full fury if the Gulf produces even one its smaller storms.
But despite the erosion of good will between the state and the company, some of those who stand to lose the most are giving BP a chance to make it right.
Right now BP is keeping many of the fishing guides in business, hiring them for various chores. How they plan to take care of them in the long run is still being discussed.