Fracking Media

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

“A vote for Hillary is a vote for fracking”: Josh Fox talks Bernie Sanders, Climate Change and the Political Revolution We Need

April 16th, 2016

by Alexander Zaitchik

“In Kingston, anti-fracking leaders like Sandra Steingraber spoke of the urgency of denying New York’s delegates to Hilary Clinton, a supporter of ‘regulated fracking,’ who as Secretary of State launched the Global Shale Gas Initiative to promote fracking in 32 countries.” Salon covers recent New York State-based activity examining the record of the Democratic primary contenders on fracking, as well as filmmaker Josh Fox’s new film. Read the article

‘Fractivists’ Increase Pressure on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New York

April 4th, 2016

by Trip Gabriel and Coral Davenport

“’We’re in the middle of a climate emergency, and have to keep all the fossil fuels in the ground,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a scholar in residence at Ithaca College and an activist who supports Mr. Sanders. ‘Hillary Clinton has definitely shifted her positions. Whether she shifts them again should she become the Democratic candidate in a general election and softens them, that’s the question I hear people wondering about.’” Steingraber is quoted in this New York Times piece on New Yorkers’ ongoing climate activism. Read the article

Scientists Find Groundwater in Wyoming Impacted by Fracking

March 31st, 2016

by James Crugnale

“Sandra Steingraber, scholar in residence in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science at Ithaca College, also felt that the findings were further confirmation that the natural gas extraction process was inherently dangerous for drinking water.” Steingraber was interviewed for this Weather Channel piece on the recent groundwater contamination study in Pavillion, Wyoming. Read the article

Jury Awards Two Dimock Couples $4.2 Million After Finding Cabot Oil & Gas Negligent in Fracking Contamination Case

March 10th, 2016

by Stefanie Spear

“’$4.2 million will not bring back drinkable well water to the long-suffering families of Dimock, Pennsylvania,’ Sandra Steingraber, PhD, science advisor for Americans Against Fracking, told EcoWatch. ‘No amount of money can do that. Once groundwater is polluted, it’s polluted forevermore. But what this important jury decision does do is strip away the mirage of omnipotence that Cabot and other gas companies operate behind.'” Steingraber is quoted following the jury award in favor of two families who claimed that fracking by Cabot Oil & Gas Corp contaminated their water. Read the article

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