In the Media

Guest View: The Costly Reality of Fossil Fuels

October 21st, 2016

by Kamyar Enshayan

“As ecologist Sandra Steingraber puts it, we need to shut the door on fossil energy as we open the door on conservation and renewable energy.” The director of the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education quotes Steingraber in making the case for a stop to extreme fossil energy extraction. Read the article

The Cost of Chemicals in our Environment

October 14th, 2016

by Tom Hothem

“Steingraber’s work – and the work of UC Merced scientists – can help educate us about how we can sustain our state, region and community. It might even renew our sense of California as the steady, abiding landscape it is, strengthening our sense of what it means to live within it.” An article in the Merced Sun-Star discusses Steingraber’s work in advance of her UC Merced public lecture. Read the article

Sandra Steingraber Is Good at Going to Jail

September 1st, 2016

“There’s no one right answer. There’s a lot of arrows in our quiver. Whenever possible, science should prevail and that should be enough. But social movements can open the door for science to speak.” Steingraber spoke with Iowa Public Radio. Read and listen here

When Protest Becomes Sacrament: Grady Sisters Heed a Higher Call

August 10th, 2016

by Nicholas Kusnetz

“‘I guess I thought, if you won’t listen to me as a health biologist, then you’ll have to listen to me as a mother,’ she said. ‘I’ll put my body between the compressor station and the trucks.'” Steingraber is quoted in this InsideClimate News piece on the role of Catholic Workers and others in the movement to protect Seneca Lake from gas storage. Read the article

The Democratic Party has Made a Big Shift Toward Climate Action in the Last Four Years

July 24th, 2016

by Ben Adler

“‘Elected officials don’t respond to the data alone, but they do respond to an inflamed public that knows the data,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and anti-fracking activist, at the Summit for a Clean Energy Revolution, a gathering of clean energy activists in Philadelphia on Saturday.” Steingraber is quoted on on the eve of the Democratic National Convention 2016. Read the article

Thousands March in Center City Against Fossil Fuels

July 24th, 2016

by Dan McQuade

“’I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the public health effects of the fossil fuel industry,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and anti-fracking activist. ‘It is science that is the grand marshal of this parade of ours. Because what the evidence shows is that the unholy trinity of fossil fuels — coal, oil and gas — is killing the planet and killing us.’” Steingraber is quoted on on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. Read the article

Moyers & Company Morning Reads

July 1st, 2016

“Not making this up –> The trial of an environmental protestor arrested while seeking to block a natural gas storage facility in upstate New York turned into farce this week, with a judge declaring activist Tom Angie guilty — before his lawyer presented the case for the defense. The prosecutor explained to the judge that this wasn’t how things work in the legal system, to which the judge replied ‘I still find him guilty.’ There’s more. Scientist and activist Sandra Steingraber, a past guest on Moyers & Company, tells the tale.” Read here

July 1, 2016: Michael Johnson, Glenn Blain, Peter Mantius, Joe Heath and Sandra Steingraber, Kirsten Keefe

July 1st, 2016

by Alyssa Plock

“[A]ttorney Joe Heath and Dr. Sandra Steingraber, an environmental advocate and Scholar-in-Residence at Ithaca College, explained a strange hearing for a Seneca Lake protestor where the judge declared the protestor guilty before the defense made its case.” Steingraber discussed the latest on We Are Seneca Lake, on the Capitol Pressroom. Listen to the podcast

Greenidge Pipeline: ‘Could be 100 Days’

June 14th, 2016

by Peter Mantius

“Sandra Steingraber of Ithaca, a prominent figure in the push for the 2014 state ban on hydrofracking for natural gas and leader of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, said her group had urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to place a moratorium on all new gas pipelines.” Update on a plan to begin construction on controversial 4.6-mile natural gas pipeline in Yates County, New York. Read the article

May 23, 2016: New Yorkers for Responsible Lending, Vin Bonventre, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Step Therapy

May 23rd, 2016

by Aliyssa Plock

“Dr. Sandra Steingraber, an environmental advocate, author and distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Ithaca College, shares the latest on Seneca Lake LPG storage and FERC’s decision to extend the project.” Steingraber was a guest on The Capitol Pressroom today. Listen to the podcast