Media coverage

Kinder Morgan to Pay $1.23 Billion for Pipelines, 4 Gas Storage Sites in Southern Tier; Crestwood Exits Schuyler County

June 5th, 2021

by Peter Mantius

“We Are Seneca Lake focused on protests outside Crestwood’s U.S. Salt facility on Route 14, drawing marchers from throughout the Finger Lakes and other states. Among those arrested were actor James Cromwell and environmental activist Sandra Steingraber.” Investigative journalist Peter Mantius provides an update on ownership of Seneca Lake salt cavern gas infrastructure. Read the article.

Sandra Steingraber, Elisha Cooper

January 5th, 2020

by Jon Bowermaster

“Checking in with biologist/poet/activist Sandra Steingraber on subjects ranging from the future of fracking to her recent arrests with Jane Fonda…” Radio Kingston interviews Dr. Steingraber. Listen here

Jane Fonda Arrested While Launching #FireDrillFriday Civil Disobedience Campaign to Demand Climate Action

October 11th, 2019

by Jessica Corbett

“Along with [Jane] Fonda, speakers at Friday’s launch event preceding the civil disobedience included Keya Chatterjee, executive director of U.S. Climate Action Network; high school senior and climate striker Jerome Foster; author and activist Naomi Klein; Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA; biologist and author Sandra Steingraber…” CommonDreams covers the launch of “Fire Drill Fridays,” where Dr. Steingraber spoke and then was arrested for peaceful protest on the U.S. Capitol steps. Read the article

Connections: Environmentalists React to the DEC’s Rejection of a Gas Storage Proposal on Seneca Lake

July 13th, 2018

by Evan Dawson and Megan Mack

“When David slays Goliath with a slingshot made of science, love, and grassroots political power, it allows people to give up their self-defeatism, it allows people to feel that we can win.” Dr. Steingraber is interviewed on WXXI’s Connections following the rejection by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation of the liquefied petroleum gas storage project on Seneca Lake. Listen here

Capitol Pressroom May 29, 2018: Sandra Steingraber

May 29th, 2018

by Tim Williams

“Activists are calling on the Department of Environmental Conservation to quash an unpopular plan to store liquefied propane in Schuyler County mines after reports that the cavern may have leaks. Sandra Steingraber, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College and author, explained the impact this may have on the surrounding environment.” WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom speaks to Steingraber about recent developments regarding Seneca Lake gas storage. Listen here

Energy CEO Says Fracking Build-out in New York Not Over, Wants Regulators to ‘Lay Down and Approve Every Pipeline’

February 13th, 2018

by Sharon Kelly

“Crestwood certainly encountered a different type of disruption in New York. There, over 400 people, including Ithaca College scholar Sandra Steingraber, local business owners, and religious leaders, were arrested for trespass or disorderly conduct outside Crestwood’s Gallery 2 Expansion project.” Steingraber’s civil disobedience is noted in this update on the continued threat of natural gas storage adjacent to Seneca Lake. Read the article

PCBs, Fracked Gas Pipelines Endanger Human and Planetary Health, Warns Author Activist

December 5th, 2017

By Dana Drugmand

“’For me the fight against fracking was about embedding science in a really powerful social movement,’ Steingraber said in an interview with The Edge.” Read here

Environmentalist Sandra Steingraber To Speak In Lenox Saturday

December 2nd, 2017

by J.D. Allen

In advance of a public talk in western Massachusetts, “WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Steingraber, a biologist and author, about some of the region’s major environmental problems.” Listen here

Documentary Follows Ithaca College Scholar’s Fight Against Fracking

November 21st, 2017

By Breana Cacciotti

“In addition to her activism, Steingraber serves as an interdisciplinary resource for students at Ithaca College. Her expertise ranges from biology and environmental science to media and communication, and she often gives guest lectures in those areas and teaches special topics courses in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences.” IC News covers the new film featuring Steingraber, and her role at the college. Read here

‘Unfractured’ Docu Follows An Activist & Mother Fighting In A Major Environmental War

November 15th, 2017

“There are people who are willing to put their lives and bodies on the line to fight for humanity. Sandra is one of those people, whose inspiring journey is a wake up call to us all.” GirlTalkHQ interviews Steingraber and filmmaker Chanda Chevannes about the new film, Unfractured. Read the interview