Rage over Macondo greater than past disasters

07/26/2010
Any disaster with loss of life and grave environmental damage is upsetting, but the Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico has generated unprecedented rage and vindictiveness among both the public and elected officials toward not only the involved companies but the deepwater oil and gas industry as a whole.US presidents often have had conflicts with various industry leaders, sometimes during wars, but none in living memory ever called for a specific business executive to be fired or threatened to "kick ass" as did President Barack Obama in connection with the blowout. And while most respondents to polls say they're against a ban on deepwater drilling, internet blogs and chat room...
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