Highlights

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.

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

MC²: Michigan & The Climate Crisis

Oct 02, 2017 - Oct 03, 2017(Ann Arbor, MI)

Petrochemical America: From Cancer Alley to Toxic Valley

Oct 16, 2017(Beaver, PA)

UNFRACTURED: Opening Night Screening and Gala

Oct 19, 2017(Toronto, Canada)

Humanities without Boundaries Lecture

Apr 09, 2018(Madison, WI)

See the full schedule

Recent Speaking Engagements

Sandra Steingraber: OFF Fossil Fuels

09/19/17(New York, NY)

Design as Resistance: Landscape Architecture in an Age of Environmental Emergency

09/16/17(Ithaca, NY)

Toxic’s Still Not Tasty: Oil Wastewater and Your Food

08/24/17(San Francisco (Online/webinar))

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)

See the full schedule

In the Media

  • The Best Books on Pollution Sep 21, 2017

    by Caspar Henderson

    “[Living Downstream] was a pivotal book published at a pivotal moment.” Steingraber’s book was recommended by sociologist and writer Rebecca Altman as one of “the Best Books on Pollution,” on Five Books. Read the article

  • Planet in Focus Announces 2017 Line-Up Sep 19, 2017

    by Pat Mullen

    “[Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival] will open with the world premiere of Chanda Chevannes’ Unfractured. The film profiles activist and rebel Dr. Sandra Steingraber in an uplifting portrait of a woman firmly committed to saving the world while balancing her responsibilities at work and at home.” A first announcement of the new film appears in Point of View Magazine. Read the article

  • Fracking Study Links Pollution, Earthquakes to Drilling in Texas Shale Jun 19, 2017

    By Lorraine Chow

    “The findings of the exhaustive, 204-page analysis from the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science boil down to this: drilling and fracking operations bring temporary prosperity to a few and serious health and safety risks to many.” Ecowatch turned to Dr. Steingraber for perspective on this new report. Read the article


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