Left in the Dust How Race and Politics Created a Human and Environmental Tragedy in L.A.

Left in the Dust How Race and Politics Created a Human and Environmental Tragedy in L.A.
Karen Piper
Palgrave McMillan
2006

An intensely personal story crossed with a political potboiler, Left in the Dust is a unique and passionate account of the city of Los Angeles's creation, cover-up and inadequate attempts to repair a major environmental catastrophe. Owens River, which once fed Owens Lake, was diverted away from the lake to supply the faucets and sprinklers of Los Angeles.