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Our beautiful lake is being turned into a gas station for fracking

On November 19, 2014, Sandra Steingraber was sentenced to jail for the second time for peaceful civil disobedience in defense of Seneca Lake. Dr. Steingraber was arrested with others while protesting Texas-based Crestwood’s plans for gas storage expansion in abandoned salt caverns along Seneca Lake, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Just before her sentencing, Dr. Steingraber videotaped an interview with the Laura Flanders Show, introducing viewers to We Are Seneca Lake, an ongoing civil disobedience uprising to protect the region.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

University of Iowa

Mar 07, 2015(Iowa City, IA)

WildEarth Guardians

Sep 25, 2015(Santa Fe, NM)

See the full schedule

Recent Speaking Engagements

Hydrofracking, the State of our State, and the Witness of Civil Disobedience

11/15/14(New York, NY)

Future First 2014 Women's Congress for Future Generations

11/07/14 - 11/09/14(Minneapolis, MN)

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)

See the full schedule

In the Media

  • Sandra Steingraber: In Jail Over Thanksgiving Nov 21, 2014

    “We know we live in a time of climate emergency and we need to be doing everything we can to de-carbonize. And yet what we see all around us is this massive buildout of extreme, dangerous, reckless fossil fuel expansion.” Dr. Steingraber speaks about why, in this situation, she sees her civil disobedience and jail time as an act of motherhood, in her second in a series of videos with Laura Flanders of GRITtv.

  • Dozens of Activists Arrested in Battle Against a Fracking “Gateway Drug” in New York Nov 21, 2014

    “Today, this geological history is at the heart of a battle being waged by Finger Lakes residents to stop two proposed gas storage projects they believe pose a grave risk to the ecology of region and the people who live there—projects that, in the words of biologist and author Sandra Steingraber, threaten to ‘turn us into an extraction colony for investor profits.’” In These Times covers the ongoing movement to protect Seneca Lake. Read the article

  • “Our beautiful lake is being turned into a gas station for fracking” Nov 20, 2014

    On November 19, 2014, Sandra Steingraber was sentenced to jail for the second time for peaceful civil disobedience in defense of Seneca Lake. Dr. Steingraber was arrested with others while protesting Texas-based Crestwood’s plans for gas storage expansion in abandoned salt caverns along Seneca Lake, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Just before her sentencing, Dr. Steingraber videotaped an interview with the Laura Flanders Show, introducing viewers to We Are Seneca Lake, an ongoing civil disobedience uprising to protect the region.


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