Fracking Media

‘Moving in the Right Direction,’ Mexican President-elect AMLO Promises to Outlaw Fracking

August 2nd, 2018

by Jessica Corbett

“Amid celebrations of AMLO’s vow to ban fracking, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a New York-based biologist and anti-fracking activist, noted the president-elect’s oil plans and urged him to listen to Mexico’s anti-pipeline activists who are ‘risking life and freedom’ in their fight against dirty energy.” Steingraber’s tweet in response to statements by the president-elect of Mexico is picked up by Common Dreams. Read the article

Sandra Steingraber on Fracking

July 16th, 2018

by Barbara Bernstein

“This bridge metaphor, that somehow natural gas is the cleanest of this unholy trinity of fossils fuels — coal, oil and gas — was always part of an industry talking point.” Full-hour interview on fracking with Dr. Steingraber on Oregon’s KBOO Community Radio. Listen here

Following Spills and Sinkholes, Mariner East Pipeline Opponents Call on PA Governor Wolf to Stop Construction

June 11th, 2018

by Sharon Kelly

“‘It’s bad for public health, it’s bad for the climate, and all for the end of churning out ever more plastic, which is already killing the oceans. We’ve got sea life dying from the inside out as they swallow plastic bags,’ said biologist Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking.” DeSmog covers Steingraber’s recent rally speech in West Chester, PA. Read the article

300 Protesters Call for End to Sunoco Pipelines

June 9th, 2018

by Bill Rettew

“Saturday’s event attracted national speakers, including New York biologist and poet Sandra Steingraber…. ‘My community in the Finger Lakes of New York stands in solidarity with Chester County as we fight to protect our families from menace of fracking and its many toxic, explosive tentacles.’” Steingraber’s participation in a West Chester, PA rally against fracked gas pipelines is noted in the area’s Daily Local News. Read the article


International Tribunal Underway on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change

May 17th, 2018

by Maura Stephens

“Cornell’s Anthony Ingraffea gave one of the critical Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change leading up to the weeklong tribunal, and Steingraber gave the keynote speech on Monday evening.” This press release on Common Dreams provides an overview mid-way through the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change, held in Corvallis, Oregon. Read the article

Silent Spring 56 Years Later

April 30th, 2018

Hosted by Barbara Bernstein

“Now, more than a half-century later, there’s never been better time to revisit [Rachel] Carson’s landmark book and its urgent relevance for today. Which is what we will do on the the next episode of Locus Focus when we talk with acclaimed environmental writer Sandra Steingraber.” Steingraber is interviewed live on Portland, Oregon’s KBOO Community Public Radio. Listen here

The Legacy of Rachel Carson, with Sandra Steingraber

April 9th, 2018

Madison, Wisconsin’s WORT FM’s “Patty Peltekos speaks with biologist, author, and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, who will be giving a talk on the legacy of Rachel Carson in Madison on Monday, April 9th.” Listen here

New Report Details Harms of Fracking including Asthma, Birth Defects, Cancer

April 2nd, 2018

by Michael Edwards

“Those of us in the public health sector started to realize years ago that there were potential risks, then the industry rolled out faster than we could do our science. Now we see those risks have turned into human harms and people are getting sick. And we in this field have a moral imperative to raise the alarm.” Organic Lifestyle Magazine covers the new fracking science Compendium, quoting Steingraber from Rolling Stone’s piece. Read the article

EEB Alum Steingraber Screens Documentary, “UNFRACTURED”

March 30th, 2018

by Gail Kuhnlein

“Billed as ‘a hopeful documentary about fighting with your whole heart,’ ‘UNFRACTURED’ follows introspective biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber (U-M Ph.D. Biology 1989) as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable.” University of Michigan’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’s Alumni News covers Steingraber’s upcoming visit and screening of the new film that features her. Read the article

Cornell Touts Sustainability Month with Over 80 Events

March 29th, 2018

by Blaine Friedlander

“On April 15, the festival will show ‘Unfractured,’ a 2017 film featuring local environmentalist Sandra Steingraber and her quest to defeat oil and gas fracking in New York state.” The Cornell Chronicle highlights the new film featuring Steingraber. Read the article