In the Media

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)

Expertas Advierten Sobre los Riesgos del Fracking para la Salud

October 28th, 2016

by Laura Loncopan Berti

“Experts Warn About Risks of Fracking Health,” reads the headline from the largest publication in Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina about yesterday’s press conference and meeting at the Neuquén Legislature. Steingraber was part of a New York State delegation of three. Read the article (Spanish)

La Lucha Contra el Fracking

October 27th, 2016

by Nadia Luna

Steingraber’s delegation to Argentina for a weeklong series of events on fracking and health is covered in this piece from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín, “The Fight Against Fracking.” Read the article (Spanish)

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 Grist.org on the eve of the Democratic National Convention 2016. Read the article