For many businesses in this region of the Gulf, it isn't the oil that has hurt them the most, it's tourist anxiety. When vacationers are jittery they book trips elsewhere, even if there's no oil on the beach. And according to Feinberg, these types of claims will be some of the toughest to fulfill.
But for now, they are concerned with how they'll get paid, and they're not too sure who's most to blame for keeping the tourists away."Do you blame BP for the oil spill or do you blame the media for putting out the word?" asked Marler at the Back Porch.