Media coverage

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

Environmental Activists Take to Local Protests for Global Results

March 19th, 2016

by John Schwartz

“This approach — think globally, protest locally — is captured in the words of Sandra Steingraber, an ecologist and a scholar in residence at Ithaca College who helped organize the demonstration at the storage plant near Seneca Lake: ‘This driveway is a battleground, and there are driveways like this all over the world.’” Steingraber is quoted in this New York Times piece on local protests with global concerns. Read the article

Protesters Arrested at Proposed Natural Gas Storage Site

March 8th, 2016

by Andrea Sears

“But according to Steingraber, a PhD biologist, the storage of pressurized gas coincided with an increase in the salinity of the lake, high enough that pregnant women and people with high blood pressure were warned against drinking the water.” Steingraber discussed gas storage on Seneca Lake and the recent blockade at the company’s gates, with Public News Service. Read the article

Bill McKibben Among 50+ Arrested in Upstate New York over Fracking Project

March 7th, 2016

by Deirdre Fulton

“Indeed, said ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber, who was also part of the morning’s protest: ‘This driveway is the battleground of two different visions of the future’—one reliant on fossil fuels, and the other committed to keeping oil, gas, and coal in the ground.” Steingraber is quoted in’s coverage of the peaceful blockade against gas storage on Seneca Lake, which included acclaimed author and environmentalist, Bill McKibben. Read the article

Special Report: Fight for the Finger Lakes

February 16th, 2016

by Kellie Meyer

“Environmentalist Sandra Steingraber showed us the train trestle where the butane would be carried by train to Crestwood’s facility. It would cross right the busy Watkins Glen State Park. Sandra is urging the EPA to get involved, citing the dangers of the project and to the drinking water; a risk seen in the high profile Flint Water Crisis or the risk to communities as seen in Porter Ranch California.” WENY TV speaks with Steingraber about gas storage on Seneca Lake. Read the article/watch the video

FRACKED GAS HIGHWAYS: Pipelines Feed Demand, Rattle Neighbors

February 5th, 2016

by Tom Wilber

“’We still share a common goal,’ said Sandra Steingraber, an Ithaca College ecology scholar speaking at a recent rally in Albany. ‘We want an end to New York’s ruinous dependency on fracked gas, along with all of the hateful, harmful infrastructure that comes with it.’” Steingraber is quoted in this in-depth regional USA Today Network piece. Read the article

Talking With Naomi Klein: Climate Change “Not Just About Things Getting Hotter… It’s About Things Getting Meaner”

February 4th, 2016

by Michael Winship

“[M]uch of our audience was composed of environmentalists and concerned citizens, including a contingent from We Are Seneca Lake, the grassroots campaign fighting against the use of crumbling salt mines under the hillsides to store fracked natural gas and liquefied petroleum gases. (One of its leaders is biologist, mother and Moyers & Company guest Sandra Steingraber.)” Huff Post Green covers the recent visit of Naomi Klein to the Finger Lakes region of New York. Read the article.

Capitol Pressroom Jan. 28, 2016: Peter Iwanowicz, Jolie Milstein, Jim Heaney, Dr. Sandra Steingraber

January 28th, 2016

by Alyssa Plock

“In a terrible way, the events that we’re watching very closely out in California, three time zones away, are exactly why people have been standing up ferociously, in peaceful civil disobedience [at Seneca Lake]. These things are inherently dangerous and they are a very under-regulated part of the natural gas infrastructure.” Steingraber was interviewed on the Capitol Pressroom on “the latest arrests at the Crestwood gas storage facility in Seneca Lake, as well as how a gas leak in Porter Ranch California might have parallels to the situation in Watkins Glen.” Her segment begins at 36:10. Listen here