Highlights

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.

Fourth Edition of the Fracking Science Compendium Published by Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians for Social Responsibility

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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. The fourth edition was published on November 17, 2016. 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. The third edition was translated into Spanish by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and is available here. Dr. Steingraber, co-author, has presented the Spanish version in Mexico and Argentina.

 

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.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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Recent Speaking Engagements

Oil Money Out March and Rally

05/20/17(Sacramento, CA)

Oil Out, People In: The Science Behind the Movement in CA

05/17/17(Oakland, CA)

Earth Days Keynote: Toward an Unfractured Future

04/25/17(University of South Dakota)

Climate Change at the Crossroads: Environmental Justice in the Age of Trump

04/18/17(Ithaca, NY)

The Hudson: A River at Risk/Conversation with Sandra Steingraber

04/17/17(Ithaca, NY)

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In the Media

  • Crestwood Discontinues Methane Storage Plans May 25, 2017

    by WRFI News Staff

    Dr. Steingraber spoke with WRFI’s Lori Sonken on the station’s Community News about what social and political actions led up to the halting of methane storage plans on Seneca Lake. Listen here

  • KPFA Evening News – May 20, 2017 May 20, 2017

    “Poor and non-white people are being disproportionately impacted by these risks,” Dr. Steingraber explains on the Bay Area’s KPFA Evening News, about the threats to California’s water and air by that state’s oil and gas extraction activities. Steingraber links the role of oil and gas lobbying funds to the lack of public health protections. Begins at 6:39 on MP3. Listen here.

  • Your Call: Big Oil in California Politics May 19, 2017

    by Rose Aguilar and Laura Flynn

    On KALW’s “Your Call,” Dr. Steingraber and California organizer David Braun discuss the overwhelming influence of the oil and gas lobby in California and the way in which it stalls action to protect public health and the environment from harmful drilling and fracking activities, from Los Angeles to Kern County. Listen here


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