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

  • Upstate New York: “We are Seneca Lake” Protests Target Expansion of Natural Gas Storage Oct 24, 2014

    “Even though outstanding questions have been raised by scientists and the public alike about the inherent instability of these caverns and the possible fault lines and accidents that can happen here, a lot of that data are hidden away from us. And yet we are being compelled to assume the risks without being able to offer our informed consent.” Steingraber quoted in today’s Democracy Now headlines. Read the article

  • Dozens Blockade Entrance to Compressor Station Protesting Methane Gas Storage Project Oct 23, 2014

    by Stefanie Spear

    “Speaking with our bodies in an act of civil disobedience is a measure of last recourse to protect our home, our water, and our local economy—with our bodies and our voices, telling Texas-based Crestwood to go home!” Ecowatch covers the blockade at the gates of Crestwood Midstream’s planned gas storage expansion. Read the article

  • Reading Residents Protest Natural Gas Storage Facility Oct 23, 2014

    “Why would we put our lake at risk, when it is considered one of the top 10 lakeside tourist destinations in the world, when the unique ecosystem here allows for a world class wine grapes, the engine of our economy.” Time Warner Cable News quotes Steingraber in coverage of blockade at Crestwood Midstream’s facility. Read the article

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