In the Media

Fracking Study Links Pollution, Earthquakes to Drilling in Texas Shale

June 19th, 2017

By Lorraine Chow

“The findings of the exhaustive, 204-page analysis from the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science boil down to this: drilling and fracking operations bring temporary prosperity to a few and serious health and safety risks to many.” Ecowatch turned to Dr. Steingraber for perspective on this new report. Read the article

Will Politicians Ever Stop Taking Money From Big Oil?

June 12th, 2017

“When you come to a place like California and find out that there are no laws, or no regulations, that say that the drill has to be set back a certain number of feet, or miles, from a residence, a day care center, or a workplace, its really alarming.” Dr. Steingraber is featured in an UPROXX video on the “Oil Money Out” movement in California.

Is the Crestwood Midstream Project Truly Dead?

May 31st, 2017

by Lori Sonken

“The driveway upon which we were arrested became a theatre of ordinary people literally standing against trucks that were servicing a fossil fuel project that we felt was dangerous to drinking water, possibly explosive, and putting a lake at risk…” Dr. Steingraber was interviewed for this Ithaca.com piece on recent progress protecting Seneca Lake, New York from a massive gas storage proposal. Read the article

Crestwood Discontinues Methane Storage Plans

May 25th, 2017

by WRFI News Staff

Dr. Steingraber spoke with WRFI’s Lori Sonken on the station’s Community News about what social and political actions led up to the halting of methane storage plans on Seneca Lake. Listen here

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