Media coverage

Planet in Focus Announces 2017 Line-Up

September 19th, 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

Is the Crestwood Midstream Project Truly Dead?

May 31st, 2017

by Lori Sonken

“The driveway upon which we were arrested became a theatre of ordinary people literally standing against trucks that were servicing a fossil fuel project that we felt was dangerous to drinking water, possibly explosive, and putting a lake at risk…” Dr. Steingraber was interviewed for this Ithaca.com piece on recent progress protecting Seneca Lake, New York from a massive gas storage proposal. Read the article

Crestwood Discontinues Methane Storage Plans

May 25th, 2017

by WRFI News Staff

Dr. Steingraber spoke with WRFI’s Lori Sonken on the station’s Community News about what social and political actions led up to the halting of methane storage plans on Seneca Lake. Listen here

Sandra Steingraber Is Good at Going to Jail

September 1st, 2016

“There’s no one right answer. There’s a lot of arrows in our quiver. Whenever possible, science should prevail and that should be enough. But social movements can open the door for science to speak.” Steingraber spoke with Iowa Public Radio. Read and listen here

When Protest Becomes Sacrament: Grady Sisters Heed a Higher Call

August 10th, 2016

by Nicholas Kusnetz

“‘I guess I thought, if you won’t listen to me as a health biologist, then you’ll have to listen to me as a mother,’ she said. ‘I’ll put my body between the compressor station and the trucks.'” Steingraber is quoted in this InsideClimate News piece on the role of Catholic Workers and others in the movement to protect Seneca Lake from gas storage. Read the article

Moyers & Company Morning Reads

July 1st, 2016

“Not making this up –> The trial of an environmental protestor arrested while seeking to block a natural gas storage facility in upstate New York turned into farce this week, with a judge declaring activist Tom Angie guilty — before his lawyer presented the case for the defense. The prosecutor explained to the judge that this wasn’t how things work in the legal system, to which the judge replied ‘I still find him guilty.’ There’s more. Scientist and activist Sandra Steingraber, a past guest on Moyers & Company, tells the tale.” Read here

July 1, 2016: Michael Johnson, Glenn Blain, Peter Mantius, Joe Heath and Sandra Steingraber, Kirsten Keefe

July 1st, 2016

by Alyssa Plock

“[A]ttorney Joe Heath and Dr. Sandra Steingraber, an environmental advocate and Scholar-in-Residence at Ithaca College, explained a strange hearing for a Seneca Lake protestor where the judge declared the protestor guilty before the defense made its case.” Steingraber discussed the latest on We Are Seneca Lake, on the Capitol Pressroom. Listen to the podcast

Crestwood Joins with Con Edison

April 27th, 2016

by Peter Mantius

“‘At a time when Gov. Andrew Cuomo has struck a bold course on climate, a New York energy giant is investing nearly a billion dollars to tie a fossil fuel ball and chain to downstate residents while putting upstate lives at risk — along with drinking water and climate,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a member of the steering committee of We Are Seneca Lake, a group organized to prevent storage of natural gas or liquid petroleum gas next to the lake.” The Observer Review & Express covers the recent Con Ed purchase of Crestwood’s gas transportation and storage in New York. Read the article

Ithaca College Hosts Panel on Climate Change

April 16th, 2016

by Annika Kushner

“The event, titled ‘After the Paris Accord,’ featured keynote speaker Sandra Steingraber, a distinguished scholar-in-residence in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, and five panelists.” The Ithacan covers a standing room-only event on climate change at Ithaca college. Read the article

Reflections from the COP21 Climate Talks in Paris

March 25th, 2016

“Watching this treaty being negotiated was an amazing and triumphant thing…. Every single day, when it almost looked like the whole enterprise was going to be dashed on the rocks, a group of people, speaking with very big moral authority, made their case.” Steingraber takes part in Cornell University’s “Reflections from the COP21 Climate Talks in Paris.” Her presentation begins at 31:00. Watch the video