Author Archive

Dr. Sandra Steingraber: Austerity Education and Climate Justice

March 12th, 2021

by The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Dr. Steingraber was a featured guest on nationally syndicated progressive radio program, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow. Watch the show

More Than Half a Million People Exposed to Flaring, Increased Health Risks, Says UCLA Study

March 11th, 2021

by Nick Cunningham

“‘We are shocked to learn from these new findings just how many people are placed in harm’s way by the oil and gas industry’s apparent freedom to use the atmosphere as an ashtray,’ biologist Sandra Steingraber, co-founder Concerned Health Professionals of New York, told DeSmog.” Dr. Steingraber’s comments are featured in this overview of a new study reporting the numbers of U.S. residents living in proximity to oil and gas flaring events. Read the article

The Impossible Conversation

March 11th, 2021

by Sarah Brown

“[Steingraber] wrote, at least nine Ithaca faculty members with expertise in the climate crisis — professors she was counting on to help shape the new center — were losing their jobs. ‘I can’t launch an intersectional Center for Climate Justice by myself,’ she wrote.” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in this Chronicle of Higher Education article about changes at Ithaca College. Read the article

Fractured: Readers Respond on Fracking Reporting

March 10th, 2021

by ENH staff

“This investigation … fills in an important data gap and strongly suggests that the toxic emissions from fracking operations are entering the bodies of nearby residents at levels known to cause harm.” Dr. Steingraber’s press release on the fracking chemical body burden study by Environmental Health News is featured in their collection of responses. Read the article

Ithaca College to Cut More than 100 Faculty Members and More than 20 Majors and Programs

March 9th, 2021

by Amanda Chin

“Steingraber was about to start a Center for Climate Justice at Ithaca College, but nine of her colleagues are losing their jobs.

“‘People are just losing their jobs as if they were just disposable parts and treated in this de-humanized way. It just makes it a toxic workplace for me to be in,’ says Steingraber.” Dr. Steingraber was interviewed by Read the article

Pennsylvania Families Exposed to Unusually High Levels of Oil and Gas Industry Chemicals, Report Finds

March 3rd, 2021

by Sharon Kelly

“This investigation represents the first comprehensive body burden analysis of residents living in areas targeted by fracking… As such, it fills an important data gap and strongly suggests that the toxic emissions from fracking operations are entering the bodies of nearby residents at levels known to cause harm.” Dr. Steingraber commented on the Environmental Health News body burden study, in DeSmog. Read the article

Commentary: A Farewell to Ithaca College after 18 years

March 3rd, 2021

“I’ll be leaving Ithaca College at the end of this year. I am sorry. I wanted to build a thriving Center for Climate Justice here, but I’m demoralized and aware that the collective intellectual capacity I was counting on is being sacrificed to austerity.” Dr. Steingraber wrote for the Ithacan about her impending departure from the college. Read the article

Investigation Into Chemical Exposure From Fracking in Pennsylvania Provokes Call for Rapid Phaseout

March 1st, 2021

by Jessica Corbett

“Sandra Steingraber of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, a group that has long sounded the alarm about the impact of fracking—which largely affects poor and rural households—responded by calling for an end to the process.” Dr. Steingraber is quoted extensively in a CommonDreams article addressing a newly-released investigation on chemical exposures in heavy fracking regions of southwestern Pennsylvania. Read the article

Dr. Sandra Steingraber

February 22nd, 2021


Dr. Steingraber was interviewed by veteran journalist Lorene Mills on her show, “Report from Santa Fe,” produced by New Mexico PBS and KENW. Watch here

Fracking Pause Bill Advances, ETA Amendments Bill Fails

February 14th, 2021

by Kendra Chamberlain

“‘Smog and toxic air pollution follows fracking wherever it goes and there again is no real good way to mitigate this, because the air pollution begins as soon as the drill bit goes into the ground,’ Steingraber said.” NM Political Report covers Dr. Steingraber’s expert witness testimony in front of the state’s Senate Conservation Committee. Read the article