Fracking Media

Fracking Study Links Pollution, Earthquakes to Drilling in Texas Shale

June 19th, 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

Will Politicians Ever Stop Taking Money From Big Oil?

June 12th, 2017

“When you come to a place like California and find out that there are no laws, or no regulations, that say that the drill has to be set back a certain number of feet, or miles, from a residence, a day care center, or a workplace, its really alarming.” Dr. Steingraber is featured in an UPROXX video on the “Oil Money Out” movement in California.

KPFA Evening News – May 20, 2017

May 20th, 2017

“Poor and non-white people are being disproportionately impacted by these risks,” Dr. Steingraber explains on the Bay Area’s KPFA Evening News, about the threats to California’s water and air by that state’s oil and gas extraction activities. Steingraber links the role of oil and gas lobbying funds to the lack of public health protections. Begins at 6:39 on MP3. Listen here.

Flashpoints – May 18, 2017

May 19th, 2017

Hosted by Dennis J. Bernstein

Dr. Steingraber is interviewed on KPFA’s “Flashpoints,” discussing the role of oil and gas industry lobby money in California politics, and the unique and unabated risks of drilling in California. Listen here

The Role of Industry in Childhood Cancers

March 20th, 2017

by Caroline McManus

“Sandra Steingraber, a leading biologist and herself a survivor of child cancer, summarises this dichotomy so well in the title of her book Living Downstream. It comes from a fable about a village on a river…” A letter to the editor in the Guardian refers to Steingraber’s writing and activism. Read the article

The Costs of Fracking – An Interview with US Specialists in Argentina

November 3rd, 2016

by Nick Phillips

“Our job was to simply say: Your personal observations in this community are replicated over and over again and there are now 900 studies in the published literature that say that this is exactly what’s going to happen [as a result of fracking].” The Argentina Independent interviewed Steingraber and colleagues during their conference and tour in that country in late October 2016. Read the article

Neoyorquinas Antifracking se Reúnen con Mapuches

October 29th, 2016

“Anti-fracking New Yorkers meet Mapuches,” reads the headline of this regional coverage of the New York delegation’s visit to the Neuquén Basin, Patagonia, Argentina site of over 400 fracked wells. Steingraber is quoted describing fracking as the worst of U.S. exports. Read the article (Spanish)

Expertas Advierten Sobre los Riesgos del Fracking para la Salud

October 28th, 2016

by Laura Loncopan Berti

“Experts Warn About Risks of Fracking Health,” reads the headline from the largest publication in Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina about yesterday’s press conference and meeting at the Neuquén Legislature. Steingraber was part of a New York State delegation of three. Read the article (Spanish)

La Lucha Contra el Fracking

October 27th, 2016

by Nadia Luna

Steingraber’s delegation to Argentina for a weeklong series of events on fracking and health is covered in this piece from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín, “The Fight Against Fracking.” Read the article (Spanish)

Thousands March in Center City Against Fossil Fuels

July 24th, 2016

by Dan McQuade

“’I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the public health effects of the fossil fuel industry,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and anti-fracking activist. ‘It is science that is the grand marshal of this parade of ours. Because what the evidence shows is that the unholy trinity of fossil fuels — coal, oil and gas — is killing the planet and killing us.’” Steingraber is quoted on phillymag.com on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. Read the article