In the Media

KPFA Evening News – May 20, 2017

May 20th, 2017

“Poor and non-white people are being disproportionately impacted by these risks,” Dr. Steingraber explains on the Bay Area’s KPFA Evening News, about the threats to California’s water and air by that state’s oil and gas extraction activities. Steingraber links the role of oil and gas lobbying funds to the lack of public health protections. Begins at 6:39 on MP3. Listen here.

Your Call: Big Oil in California Politics

May 19th, 2017

by Rose Aguilar and Laura Flynn

On KALW’s “Your Call,” Dr. Steingraber and California organizer David Braun discuss the overwhelming influence of the oil and gas lobby in California and the way in which it stalls action to protect public health and the environment from harmful drilling and fracking activities, from Los Angeles to Kern County. Listen here

Flashpoints – May 18, 2017

May 19th, 2017

Hosted by Dennis J. Bernstein

Dr. Steingraber is interviewed on KPFA’s “Flashpoints,” discussing the role of oil and gas industry lobby money in California politics, and the unique and unabated risks of drilling in California. Listen here

Crestwood Will Not Expand Natural Gas Storage at Seneca Lake

May 12th, 2017

by Alyssa Plock

“We hear more about Crestwood’s decision not to expand natural gas storage in Seneca Lake from two of the civil disobedience organizers Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., a Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College, and Onondaga Nation Attorney Joe Heath.” WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom focuses on the halt to methane storage expansion on Seneca Lake. Listen here

N.Y. Gas Project Abandoned in Victory for Long-Running Seneca Lake Protests

May 12th, 2017

by Nicholas Kusnetz

“‘We’re all surprised and delighted by the news,’ said Sandra Steingraber, an activist and scholar in residence at Ithaca College. Steingraber helped launch a two-year-long protest movement against the project that saw more than 400 community members and other activists arrested.” InsideClimate News on the halt to the plan to store fracked gas on the banks of Seneca Lake, NY. Read the article

Sandra Steingraber Hosts Panel Discussion for Sustainability Week

April 19th, 2017

by Meaghan McElroy

“The idea of climate at the crossroads came into my mind just kind of spontaneously — the idea that climate exists at some kind of intersection with all these social problems… As I began to think more about it, I wanted to find speakers to address these intersectionalities.” Steingraber planned and hosted a panel of climate activists at Ithaca College, as part of its Sustainability Week 2017. Read the article

The Role of Industry in Childhood Cancers

March 20th, 2017

by Caroline McManus

“Sandra Steingraber, a leading biologist and herself a survivor of child cancer, summarises this dichotomy so well in the title of her book Living Downstream. It comes from a fable about a village on a river…” A letter to the editor in the Guardian refers to Steingraber’s writing and activism. Read the article

Native American Group Holds Vigil to Defend Natives’ Rights

November 16th, 2016

by Grace Elletson and Kayla Dwyer

“’When you’re defending water … you’re defending life itself,’ said Sandra Steingraber, distinguished scholar in residence in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science, onstage during the rally. ‘We all must be now like rocks and stand up in our community.’” Steingraber addresses a gathering about the Dakota Access pipeline on an international day of action. Read the article

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)