Wednesday, 26 May 2010

edge of deepwater

In 1985, the BBC broadcast an acclaimed six-part thriller Edge of Darkness, starring Bob Peck. It had a script by Troy Kennedy Martin and music by Eric Clapton. For the LRB's David Bromwich, the high-level environmental corruption at the centre of the story finds a clear parallel today:

The Deepwater Horizon blowout and BP oil spill, now starting its work of destruction on the coastal wetlands of Louisiana, was another case of industry money and government collusion indifferent to the public welfare.

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