L.A.’s Lethal Air: New Strategies for Environmental Organizing

Barry Commoner

author, Making Peace with the Planet
LA’s Lethal Air is a breath of fresh air. It translates cold environmental statistics into a story about people. The chapter on Class, Race, and Gender: The Unspoken Categories of Public Health is a major breakthrough in environmental analysis and generates exciting grassroots proposals for industrial and transportation policy.review in The Nation

Cynthia Hamilton

chair, African & African American Studies, University of Rhode Island
LA’s Lethal Air charts new ground in environmental politics. It targets corporate industrial policy, class relationships, and institutional racism as the primary causes of the ecological crisis.

Rose Ann DeMoro

Executive Director, California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC)
LA’s Lethal Air provides us with a winning blueprint to confront the corporate forces who are playing God with our lives–under the veil of some noxious management right. LA’s Lethal Air offers a sense of strategy, activism, and hope to nurses, patients, and all of us who want to breathe freely.

Publication Date:  1991