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

Building a Movement of Movements: Towards the Peoples Climate March in NYC

Aug 22, 2014(Boston, MA)

Prevention Speaks: Fracking and Public Right-to-Know

Sep 03, 2014(Online)

Lafayette College

Sep 20, 2014(Easton, PA)

Hartwick College

Sep 25, 2014(Oneonta, NY)

Future First 2014 Women's Congress for Future Generations

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

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Recent Speaking Engagements

Carleton College

05/16/14(Northfield, MN)

Kewaunee CARES & Clean Water Action Council

05/10/14(Green Bay, WI)

Lannan Foundation

05/07/14(Santa Fe, NM)

DePauw University

04/23/14(Greencastle, IN)

Elon University

04/22/14(Elon, NC)

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In the Media

  • Wineries, Municipalities, and Residents Say No to Gas Strorage in the Finger Lakes Aug 20, 2014

    “With only days notice, over 300 assembled at the Crestwood on Route 14 north of Watkins Glen on Monday, August 18 to demand redress. Many pledged to engage in non-violent civil resistance if Crestwood’s project goes ahead.” Watch the video. Steingraber’s remarks at 3:00 and 30:40.

  • Crestwood Picketed; Company Says Construction Has Not Started Aug 19, 2014

    by David L. Shaw

    “’With one voice, the entire Finger Lakes community brings this message for Crestwood today: Stop trespassing in our home. Seneca Lake is not the Houston shipping channel; it’s our drinking water,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a scholar in residence at Ithaca College. ‘Your plans for lakeside gas and LPG storage here are a menace to us and to our children. And, in opposition, we will not back down.’” Read the article

  • Gas Storage Opponents Asked to Risk Arrest Aug 18, 2014

    by Ray Finger

    “Steingraber asked protestors to consider making a solemn commitment and take a pledge to protect Seneca Lake.

    “‘To not only pursue all possible avenues and turn over all possible stones, write all possible letters, make all possible phone calls but, if necessary, to use your bodies and your voices in the American tradition of civil disobedience to show the world that we New Yorkers can’t be messed with,’ she said, drawing cheers.” Read the article

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