Highlights

FIFTH EDITION RELEASED!

March 13, 2018 Co-authored by Dr. Steingraber, the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking is a fully referenced compilation of the evidence outlining the risks and harms of fracking. Bringing together findings from the scientific and medical literature, government and industry reports, and journalistic investigation, the Compendium is a public, open-access document housed on the websites of Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians for Social Responsibility. More than 400 new studies have been published since the fourth edition was released in November 2016. This fifth edition identifies 13 major scientific trends in the data and provides important updates on topics ranging from water contamination and air pollution, to worker deaths and earthquakes. Rolling Stone called the new edition, “the most authoritative study of its kind.”

UNFRACTURED WORLD PREMIERE: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival

Unfractured takes us through a battle of astonishing international significance and into the life and mind of a complicated and compelling woman…”

Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary, Unfractured. Produced and directed by Living Downstream filmmaker Chanda Chevannes, Unfractured follows Dr. Sandra Steingraber, “as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable.” See the film website here.

“Democracy, like the climate itself, has tipping points”: Lessons for Our Time from Rachel Carson

On November 30, 2016, Dr. Steingraber addressed the Rachel Carson Council’s 75th Anniversary Jubilee Celebration and Colloquium in Washington, DC. Her remarks were updated and adapted for a column on Bill Moyers’ website, readable here.

New York State Becomes the First State with Significant Shale Gas to Ban Fracking

On December 17, 2014, at the conclusion of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet meeting, acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker recommended the state reject high-volume hydraulic fracturing. The Cuomo administration will now move to prohibit fracking statewide. Dr. Steingraber: “This victory is an incredible affirmation of science and the principles of public health.”

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

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

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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.

Film

 

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Unfractured Screening

Oct 21, 2018(Kutztown, Pennsylvania)

Unfractured Screening

Oct 22, 2018(Philadephia, Pennsylvania)

Unfractured Screening

Oct 23, 2018(Williamsport, Pennsylvania)

Contaminated Without Consent: Lecture with Unfractured Screening

Oct 24, 2018(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

Contaminated Without Consent: Lecture with Unfractured Screening

Oct 25, 2018(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

See the full schedule

Recent Speaking Engagements

Dr. Sandra Steingraber: Expert on Environmental and Health Impacts of Fracking

10/04/18(Denver, CO)

How Oil and Gas Affects Public Health/NEPA Workshop

08/07/18(Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, New Town, ND)

Unfractured at Peekskill Film Festival

07/29/18(Peekskill, New York)

Keynote at Ithaca Reggae Fest

06/23/18(Ithaca, New York)

Sandra Steingraber - Reading & Book Signing

06/10/18(Corning, New York)

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In the Media

  • Proposition 112: Dissecting the Science Behind the Oil and Gas Setbacks Initiative Oct 16, 2018

    by John Aguilar

    “‘The science of public health errs on the side of protecting people,’ Steingraber said. ‘It comes down to how you want to look at uncertainty and the burden of proof.'” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in this Denver Post piece on Colorado’s upcoming vote on Proposition 112, an oil and gas setbacks measure. Read the article

     

  • Oil and Gas Health Risks Well-Documented Oct 11, 2018

    by Bob Hopper

    “In the words of Dr. Sandra Steingraber, ‘the closer you live to a well, the more dangerous it is.’ Steingraber is a biologist who has co-authored a compendium of evidence describing fracking’s harms and risks.” A Letter to the Editor in Boulder, Colorado’s Daily Camera refers to Steingraber’s recent lecture in the area. Read the letter

  • Deregulation Brings Concern Sep 19, 2018

    by Elizabeth Bierly

    “Sandra Steingraber, an environmental activist and distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College, fought against underground drilling in Tompkins County and sparked one of the largest grassroots movements in New York State, which eventually led to a 2014 statewide ban of fracking.” Writing in Ithaca College’s student newspaper, the Ithacan, the author makes an urgent call for continued action inspired by local history. Read the article


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