Fracking Media

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

Methane Leaks: Communicating a Climate and Health Threat

February 4th, 2016

“Dr. Sandra Steingraber and Alex Nagey of Food and Water Watch talk the Porter Ranch methane disaster and how methane from fracked gas continues threaten the planet and communities.” Listen to the podcast

The People vs. Exxon: As Fossil Fuel Cover-Up Exposed, Activists Try Oil Giant for “Climate Crimes”

December 31st, 2015

“[I]n addition to the deceptions that ExxonMobil has precipitated regarding the actual existence of climate change and the role of fossil fuels, Exxon is also implicit in promulgating the idea that somehow natural gas is a more friendly fossil fuel than the other two members of the unholy trinity—oil, gas and coal.” Democracy Now! reviews the “mock trial” held during the UN climate summit in Paris, in which Steingraber testified as a witness, in its last broadcast of the year. Watch the video/read the transcript

COP21: Fracking Under Scrutiny

December 11th, 2015

by Fermín Koop

“There are more than 500 studies that show fracking leads to serious environmental risks, Sandra Steingraber, acclaimed ecologist and author, said at a side-event at the climate change summit, claiming shale gas creates a greenhouse carbon footprint 1.8 times larger than coal, one of the most polluting fossil fuels in the world.” BuenosAiresHerald.com covers the COP21 summit’s side events. Read the article

ExxonMobil Put on Mock Trial for ‘Climate Crimes’ by Bill McKibben

December 6th, 2015

“One of the last witnesses was Dr. Steingraber —an eminent U.S. biologist and a distinguished scholar at Ithaca College in New York. She’s considered one of America’s leading leading anti-fracking voices. ‘[W]ith climate change, the stakes couldn’t be higher. It’s everybody —the whole planet and all the other species too.’” Steingraber’s role as witness for the prosecution at a “trial” of Exxon along the 2015 UN climate talks in Paris is covered in Canada’s National Observer. read the article