May 2014 Letter to New York Governor Cuomo and Acting Department of Health Commissioner Zucker

CHPNY-logo-460pxSandra Steingraber is co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York (CHPNY), an initiative to amplify the voices of hundreds of health professionals in New York about fracking. On May 29, 2014, joined by 25 health and medical organizations and over 200 individual health professionals and scientists, they wrote, “[t]he totality of the science… shows that permitting fracking in New York would pose significant threats to the air, water, health and safety of New Yorkers.” Read the full letter

A New Environmentalism for an Unfractured Future: European Commission “Green Week” 2014 Screen shot 2014-06-06 at 1.00.37 PM

Steingraber presented a keynote speech for the New Environmentalism Summit of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. Watch the video or read the transcript


Sandra Steingraber Speaks on the Health Impacts of Fracking in Pungesti, Romania


Read Steingraber’s statement responding to events she witnessed in Pungesti with the community.


Short Video: Fracking and the Un-Hoodwinking of America

New Yorkers Against Fracking


In 2011, Sandra Steingraber received the prestigious Heinz Award. By donating the cash prize to the anti-fracking movement, she became, in 2012, the co-founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking, a statewide coalition of more than 280 grassroots organizations.

Americans Who Tell the Truth Portrait

ShetterlyPortraitRobert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) portraits and narratives highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness. See AWTT’s page on Sandra Steingraber.



Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Future First 2014 Women's Congress for Future Generations

Nov 07, 2014 - Nov 09, 2014(Minneapolis, MN)

University of Iowa

Mar 07, 2015(Iowa City, IA)

WildEarth Guardians

Sep 25, 2015(Santa Fe, NM)

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Recent Speaking Engagements

Hartwick College

09/25/14(Oneonta, NY)

Roundtable Discussion: Fighting Fracking to Save the Climate

09/21/14(New York, NY)

The Solutions Grassroots Tour

09/21/14(Brooklyn, NY)

Lafayette College

09/20/14(Easton, PA)

Seneca Lakes Pure Waters Association Annual Meeting and Dinner

09/17/14(Watkins Glen, NY)

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In the Media

  • Fractivists Protest Gov. Cuomo’s Visit Sep 25, 2014

    “Ithaca College Professor and Biologist, Sandra Steingraber said New York shouldn’t allow fracking. She said each day that goes by brings more proof that it can’t be done safely.” Steingraber leads a rally greeting New York State Governor Cuomo at a Binghamton stop. Read the article

  • Anti-Fracking Activists Protest Obama (and Clinton) Sep 23, 2014

    by Clifford Michel

    “’While we give him credit for starting the conversation, the President’s message about climate change holds no real hope because he’s in favor of natural gas,’ said Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking. ‘That’s the unholy trinity: coal, oil, and natural gas. We need to tap into clean and renewable energy.’” Read the article

  • Environmentalists Hope Obama Will Take Stronger Stance at Climate Summit Sep 22, 2014

    by Peter Moskowitz

    “‘We’re not asking Obama to reinvent the wheel,’ said Sandra Steingraber, an environmental science professor at Ithaca College and an anti-fracking activist. ‘We’re just asking him to pay attention to people who’ve already come up with the solutions.’” Read the article

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