In the Media

Environmental Activist and Scientist Sandra Steingraber on Environmental Stewardship

March 11th, 2019

by Evan Dawson and Megan Mack

“We continue our series of conversations about statewide efforts to curb climate change. We be joined by Sandra Steingraber, a scientist, climate activist, and scholar at Ithaca College, who recently took her cause and research to Albany.” Steingraber was interviewed on WXXI’s Connections program in advance of speaking in Rochester for a program about environmental stewardship with Interfaith Impact of New York State. Listen here

Combating Climate Change

March 6th, 2019

by Tim Williams

“My message to New York’s dairy farmers… there’s a role for you to play in your pastures and your meadows, to help work together and solve this problem and sequester carbon in the soil. In a dairy state like New York that’s a really important thing.” Steingraber returned to WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom for an interview on Assembly Bill 3565, the New York Off Fossil Fuels Act. Listen here

Climate Activists Demanding Faster Switch to Renewable Energy

March 5th, 2019

by Jack Savidge

“‘Meaningful action on climate change is a race against time and requires us to do three coordinated things at once: rapidly deploy renewable energy, stop the build-out of fossil fuel infrastructure, and help New York’s farmers turn our soil into a carbon warehouse via regenerative agriculture,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and cofounder of New Yorkers Against Fracking.” Steingraber is quoted in Albany, New York’s Legislative Gazette. Read the article

Sandra Steingraber at The State of the State

February 11th, 2019

by Steve Pierce

“Climate change waits for no one, and we have no time to waste. [WOOC] Correspondent Dave Publow interviewed biologist Sandra Steingraber outside Governor Cuomo’s 2019 State of the State address in January.” Listen here

Being Plastic

February 1st, 2019

by Richard Bright

“The single most significant influence was the near dream-like week I spent at an environmental writing workshop with the poet-biologist, Sandra Steingraber, author of Living Downstream, and most recently, the curator of Rachel Carson’s work on toxics for the Library of Congress.” Dr. Rebecca Gasior Altman opens an interview with Interalia Magazine with a recollection of her time working with Dr. Steingraber. Read the interview

QCAN to Cosponsor Documentary Film on Anti-Fracking Activism

December 31st, 2018

“Steingraber reflects: ‘We’ve been living so long under the tyranny of the fossil fuel industry that it’s come to seem normal, so when a Texas-based gas company buys our lakeshore in order to store vast quantities of explosive hydrocarbon gas in old salt mines underneath, imperiling drinking water, the climate, and everything in between, we don’t know what to do. We can’t find the path to victory; we have to create it.'” Quincy Climate Action Network writes about Steingraber and upcoming screenings of Unfractured. Read the article

Could New York Go Carbon Free by 2050?

December 12th, 2018

by Susan Arbetter

“One of the speakers that night, Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College, urged legislators to read the recently issued report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. ‘What it tells us is that methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas than previously appreciated and that natural gas infrastructure, including power plants, leak a lot more than previously known,’ she said.” Quotes from Steingraber frame this piece in City & State New York. Read the article

Sandra Steingraber on Fracked Gas Plant Opposition Update

December 3rd, 2018

by Tim Williams

“What united everyone … was a sense that this is the moment now to not let the fossil fuel party continue by allowing this old Eisenhower-era coal burning power plant to make a lateral move to burned fracked gas hauled in from Pennsylvania…” Steingraber appeared on WCNY’s the Capitol Pressroom discussing the Tompkins County New York Legislature’s resolution opposing the conversion of the Cayuga Power Plant. Listen here

Screening, Lecture for New Documentary ‘Unfractured’

October 24th, 2018

by Jennifer Eck

“As we’ve traveled across the length and breadth of this state, we’ve had so many enthusiastic audiences… people are really interested in taking a hard look at what it means to blow up the bedrock of Pennsylvania to extract fossil fuels.” Steingraber appears with filmmaker Chanda Chevannes on ABC 27 News’ Good Day PA during their speaking and film screening tour of Pennsylvania. Watch the clip

Proposition 112: Dissecting the Science Behind the Oil and Gas Setbacks Initiative

October 16th, 2018

by John Aguilar

“‘The science of public health errs on the side of protecting people,’ Steingraber said. ‘It comes down to how you want to look at uncertainty and the burden of proof.'” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in this Denver Post piece on Colorado’s upcoming vote on Proposition 112, an oil and gas setbacks measure. Read the article