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

  • Fracking to Cure Breast Cancer Oct 17, 2014

    by David Sirota

    “Indeed, writing at EcoWatch, biologist Sandra Steingraber labeled the Komen alliance with Baker Hughes as ‘pinkwashing,’ and said of the foundation: ‘It’s time to stop taking money from the frackers.’” In These Times quotes Steingraber on the partnership between the breast cancer charity and oil and gas field services company. Read the article

  • Calls for Extended Moratorium on Fracking Oct 16, 2014

    by Rebecca Bowyer

    “‘The momentum of the science has begun to come in. What started as a small, worrying trickle of data in 2011 became a much larger stream of data in 2012,’ Professor Sandra Steingraber, of Ithaca College, said.” Steingraber re-issues the call for a 3-5 year moratorium on fracking in New York State, with the Concerned Health Professionals of New York. Read the article

  • GreenSpace: Firm’s Drill-Bit Stunt Stirs Up All-Out Pink Stink Oct 12, 2014

    by Sandy Bauers

    “It really brought two parts of my life together – my current work on fracking, and my previous work on cancer-causing chemicals.” Philly.com speaks with Steingraber about the partnership between breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen and gas and oil field services company Baker Hughes, Inc. Read the article

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