In the Media

Oil and Gas Health Risks Well-Documented

October 11th, 2018

by Bob Hopper

“In the words of Dr. Sandra Steingraber, ‘the closer you live to a well, the more dangerous it is.’ Steingraber is a biologist who has co-authored a compendium of evidence describing fracking’s harms and risks.” A Letter to the Editor in Boulder, Colorado’s Daily Camera refers to Steingraber’s recent lecture in the area. Read the letter

Ahead of Midterm Elections, Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters Make their Voting Power Heard

October 6th, 2018

by Kelly Kimball

“Steingraber felt compelled to be present for the protests in the wake of midterm elections not only because she is a sexual assault survivor, but because she felt strongly that Kavanaugh ‘is a dishonest Justice who will bring illegitimacy to the court, which we in the environmental community rely on greatly.'” Dr. Steingraber’s recent protest in Washington, DC is described in an article on Medium. Read the article

Deregulation Brings Concern

September 19th, 2018

by Elizabeth Bierly

“Sandra Steingraber, an environmental activist and distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College, fought against underground drilling in Tompkins County and sparked one of the largest grassroots movements in New York State, which eventually led to a 2014 statewide ban of fracking.” Writing in Ithaca College’s student newspaper, the Ithacan, the author makes an urgent call for continued action inspired by local history. Read the article

Cayuga Power Plant Opponents Hold Rally

September 9th, 2018

“Here in the Finger Lakes, rising for climate means opposing a last-ditch plan to resuscitate the half-dead, coal-burning Cayuga Power Plant with fracked gas hauled in from Pennsylvania by convoys of trucks. Joining with people all around the planet, we’re here today to say, loudly, that it’s time to pull the plug on climate-wrecking fracked gas infrastructure projects, including this one.” Steingraber is quoted in No Fracked Gas Cayuga’s press release on the Rise for Climate event in her region. Read the article

Cynthia Nixon Promises to Convert Cayuga Power Plant Into a Renewable Energy Facility, Vows Plant Will ‘Never’ Run on Fracked Gas

September 1st, 2018

by Sarah Skinner

“Sandra Steingraber, a local biologist who was a visiting scholar at Cornell from 1999 to 2003, also decried the ‘public health menace’ of the local Cayuga energy plant in an introductory endorsement, calling it a ‘dinosaur power plant that is [Cuomo’s] legacy.'” Steingraber is quoted in the Cornell Daily Sun. Read the article

Cynthia Nixon: ‘Cayuga Power Plant Will Never Run on Fracked Gas’

September 1st, 2018

by Kelsey O’Connor

“Our work is not done. We stopped fracking and now we need to stop the build out of fracking infrastructure. The people of the Finger Lakes will not allow the Cayuga Power Plant to be converted to a gas-operated plant.” Steingraber is quoted in the Ithaca Voice on the occasion of Cynthia Nixon’s visit to Ithaca. Read the article

Poison Books

September 1st, 2018

by Judith Chelius Stark

The September/October 2018 edition of the Women’s Review of Books features a review addressing both the Library of America’s Silent Spring & Other Writings on the Environment by Rachel Carson, edited by Dr. Steingraber, and Living Downstream by Steingraber. The review (which requires subscription) is also described here, on Seton Hall University’s news page. Link to the review

Fighting Over Use of Fracked Gas for Power Plants

August 29th, 2018

by Capital Tonight Staff

“Speaking as a biologist, burning gas and burning coal, from a climate point of view, are equally villainous.” Steingraber is a guest on Spectrum News’ Capital Tonight, discussing the proposal to repurpose the Cayuga Power Plant to run on fracked gas. Watch the video

Sandra Steingraber and Irene Weiser on Fracked Gas Plants

August 23rd, 2018

by Tim Williams

“Outrage is the word for it.” Steingraber is interviewed on WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom about the proposal to repurpose the coal plant on the shores of Cayuga Lake to burn fracked gas. Listen here

Groups Urge Cuomo to Scuttle Gas Plant Near Cayuga Lake

August 14th, 2018

by Brendan J. Lyons

“‘A huge power plant is unnecessary, expensive and polluting,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and co-founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking. ‘It’s time to close this dangerous, uneconomic fossil-fuel dinosaur, and move forward with renewable energy.'” The Albany Times Union quotes Steingraber on the launch of the No Fracked Gas Cayuga campaign. Read the article