In the Media

Pennsylvania Families Exposed to Unusually High Levels of Oil and Gas Industry Chemicals, Report Finds

March 3rd, 2021

by Sharon Kelly

“This investigation represents the first comprehensive body burden analysis of residents living in areas targeted by fracking… As such, it fills an important data gap and strongly suggests that the toxic emissions from fracking operations are entering the bodies of nearby residents at levels known to cause harm.” Dr. Steingraber commented on the Environmental Health News body burden study, in DeSmog. Read the article

Investigation Into Chemical Exposure From Fracking in Pennsylvania Provokes Call for Rapid Phaseout

March 1st, 2021

by Jessica Corbett

“Sandra Steingraber of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, a group that has long sounded the alarm about the impact of fracking—which largely affects poor and rural households—responded by calling for an end to the process.” Dr. Steingraber is quoted extensively in a CommonDreams article addressing a newly-released investigation on chemical exposures in heavy fracking regions of southwestern Pennsylvania. Read the article

Dr. Sandra Steingraber

February 22nd, 2021


Dr. Steingraber was interviewed by veteran journalist Lorene Mills on her show, “Report from Santa Fe,” produced by New Mexico PBS and KENW. Watch here

Fracking Pause Bill Advances, ETA Amendments Bill Fails

February 14th, 2021

by Kendra Chamberlain

“‘Smog and toxic air pollution follows fracking wherever it goes and there again is no real good way to mitigate this, because the air pollution begins as soon as the drill bit goes into the ground,’ Steingraber said.” NM Political Report covers Dr. Steingraber’s expert witness testimony in front of the state’s Senate Conservation Committee. Read the article

Dr. Sandra Steingraber – Expert Witness @ Hearing for SB 149, to Pause Issuing Fracking Permits

February 12th, 2021

by Richard Eeds

Dr. Steingraber spoke with radio host Richard Eeds prior to her testimony before the New Mexico Conservation Committee. Listen here

Banned but Still Toxic

January 24th, 2021

by Bill Donahue

“Today, [Colby Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail] Carlson both teaches and runs the Buck Lab for Climate and Environment. She draws inspiration from Rachel Carson, author of the groundbreaking 1962 book Silent Spring, on pesticide contamination, and Sandra Steingraber, a poet and ecologist whose 2011 book, Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis, informed Carlson’s parental wax policy and also points toward Carlson’s feminist outlook.” Dr. Steingraber’s work is referenced in this Colby Magazine piece on toxic PFAS chemicals in ski wax. Read the article

Sandra Steingraber, ‘The Harms of Fracking’ Update

December 28th, 2020

by Jon Bowermaster

Kingston Radio‘s Green Radio Hour in conversation with Dr. Steingraber, “on the eve of the release of the 7th annual compendium on the continued physical harms of fracking.” Listen to the program

Ithaca Community has Mixed Reactions to Biden’s Projected Win

November 10th, 2020

by Alexis Manore, Ashley Stalnecker, Mikayla Rovenolt

“The people who are hurt first and worst by the climate crisis, who are hurt most by the toxic exposures from oil and gas extraction, are not at the political table… We cannot unfrack our nation without unsuppressing the vote.” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in The Ithacan‘s coverage of the city’s Every Vote Counts rally. Read the article

In Ithaca, A Call To Action By Biden Supporters

November 8th, 2020

by Celia Clark

“The people who are hurt first and worst by the climate crisis, who are hurt most by toxic exposures to oil and gas extraction are not at the political table. Turning over that table is the work of climate justice.” Dr. Steingraber was quoted in WSKG coverage of the Ithaca, New York rally in support of a complete vote count and peaceful transition. Read the article

Hundreds of People Meet In Ithaca, Celebrating Democracy At Work

November 7th, 2020

by Lexie Cutmore

“‘Our ability to maintain the literal geological bedrock of our nation and our ability to stop blowing it up to extract oil and gas is intimately related to our ability to maintain the democratic bedrock of our politics,’ said Sandra Steingraber, speaker and a Biology Professor at Ithaca College.'” WENY News covered Ithaca, New York’s rally to protect democracy and the vote count. Read the article