Fracking Media

Dr. Sandra Steingraber – Expert Witness @ Hearing for SB 149, to Pause Issuing Fracking Permits

February 12th, 2021

by Richard Eeds

Dr. Steingraber spoke with radio host Richard Eeds prior to her testimony before the New Mexico Conservation Committee. Listen here

Support for Worldwide Fracking Ban

March 5th, 2020

by Marianne Brooker

“Dr. Sandra Steingraber, from Concerned Health Professionals of New York, together with Dr. Ned Ketyer, from Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania, said… “The scientific evidence shows that women, industry workers, communities of color, and the poor are especially vulnerable to environmental injustices and harm to health and safety from fracking.” Steingraber and colleagues met with Satya Tripathi, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment. Read the article

Sandra Steingraber, Elisha Cooper

January 5th, 2020

by Jon Bowermaster

“Checking in with biologist/poet/activist Sandra Steingraber on subjects ranging from the future of fracking to her recent arrests with Jane Fonda…” Radio Kingston interviews Dr. Steingraber. Listen here

We’re Just Starting to Learn How Fracking Harms Wildlife

October 2nd, 2019

by Tara Lohan

“‘Studies show that there are multiple pathways to wildlife being harmed,’ says ecologist Sandra Steingraber, a distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College who has worked for a decade compiling research on the health effects of fracking. ‘Biodiversity is a determinant of public health — without these wild animals doing ecosystem services for us, we can’t survive.'” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in this thorough piece on fracking and wildlife in the Revelator. Read the article

Documentary, Scientist Address Perils of Fracking

August 29th, 2019

by Maia Syfers

“In those moments, I understood my mother’s enduring respect and admiration for this kindred spirit and leader. She embodies the vision, intelligence, conviction and love which are the backbone of successful social movements, as well as the passion that can bring us closer to the better world we hope for our children.” Introduction to Dr. Steingraber’s upcoming event in Vashon, Washington. Read the article

Commentary: Fracking and Flaring a Danger to Families, Oil Field Workers

August 19th, 2019

by Jodi Rave

“The report is blistering and bleak: ‘All together, the data show that fracking impairs the health of people who live nearby, especially pregnant women, and swings a wrecking ball at the climate,’ said Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York.” This opinion piece by Jodi Rave, a Nieman Fellow of journalism at Harvard, published in the Grand Forks Herald, discusses the fracking science Compendium’s findings. Read the Commentary

Report: ‘No Evidence That Fracking Can Operate Without Threatening Public Health’

August 5th, 2019

by Tara Lohan

“When people are informed by science, and then empowered to have an opinion, they’re moved to take part in the public process.” Dr. Steingraber spoke to the online news magazine, the Revelator, about the fracking science Compendium, 6th edition. Read the article.

Babies Born Near Oil and Gas Wells Are Up to 70% More Likely to Have Congenital Heart Defects, New Study Shows

July 19th, 2019

by Julia Conley

“Biologist Sandra Steingraber was among the experts on the dangers of fossil fuel extraction who pointed to the study as the latest evidence that allowing oil and gas wells to operate, especially near communities, is a public health hazard.” Steingraber is quoted in Common Dreams’ coverage of a new study documenting links between proximity to fracking and infant congenital heart defects. Read the article

In Your Opinion: Decompressor Station Would be Morally Wrong

July 10th, 2019

by Maureen Dill

“Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, said in a statement, ‘the case against fracking becomes more damning’ with the publication of each edition of the Compendium.” Letter to the Editor in the Oneonta Daily Star references Steingraber’s work. Read the letter

Huge New Review of Fracking’s Health Hazards Will Help Communities Fight It

June 27th, 2019

by Erin Biba

“‘Wherever you live across the US there’s a piece of fracking infrastructure across your community. What you need to know about the health risks you’re being compelled to endure you can find in this report,’ Sandra Steingraber, a biologist at Ithaca College and co-founder of CHPNY, told Earther.” Read the article