In the Media

Not ‘Freedom Gas’ But ‘Failure Gas’: First-of-Its-Kind Report Details Planetary Perils of US Fracking Infrastructure Boom

June 5th, 2019

by Jessica Corbett

“‘This new analysis paints a devastating picture of what our world will look like if fracking and fossil fuel infrastructure buildout aren’t halted soon. But the damage to our bodies is already happening,’ Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a biologist, environmental activist, and author, said in a statement. ‘It needs to stop now.'” Common Dreams covers Food & Water Watch’s new report. Read the article

Ithacan Activists, Native American Leaders Evaluate the Green New Deal

May 5th, 2019

by Angela Li

“Steingraber introduced the Green New Deal as the only plan that is aligned with ‘recommendations from scientists and experts for addressing climate change.’” Dr. Steingraber welcomed an overflow crowd to a Town Hall hosted by Sunrise Movement Ithaca. Read the article

Activist/Author Speaks at Local Environmental Action Conference at Worcester State

April 28th, 2019

by Cyrus Moulton

“Sometimes science prevails… But arming the front lines (with knowledge and data) … that really won the day.” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in Worcester, Massachusetts’ Telegram. Read the article

Environmental Activist and Scientist Sandra Steingraber on Environmental Stewardship

March 11th, 2019

by Evan Dawson and Megan Mack

“We continue our series of conversations about statewide efforts to curb climate change. We be joined by Sandra Steingraber, a scientist, climate activist, and scholar at Ithaca College, who recently took her cause and research to Albany.” Steingraber was interviewed on WXXI’s Connections program in advance of speaking in Rochester for a program about environmental stewardship with Interfaith Impact of New York State. Listen here

Combating Climate Change

March 6th, 2019

by Tim Williams

“My message to New York’s dairy farmers… there’s a role for you to play in your pastures and your meadows, to help work together and solve this problem and sequester carbon in the soil. In a dairy state like New York that’s a really important thing.” Steingraber returned to WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom for an interview on Assembly Bill 3565, the New York Off Fossil Fuels Act. Listen here

Climate Activists Demanding Faster Switch to Renewable Energy

March 5th, 2019

by Jack Savidge

“‘Meaningful action on climate change is a race against time and requires us to do three coordinated things at once: rapidly deploy renewable energy, stop the build-out of fossil fuel infrastructure, and help New York’s farmers turn our soil into a carbon warehouse via regenerative agriculture,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and cofounder of New Yorkers Against Fracking.” Steingraber is quoted in Albany, New York’s Legislative Gazette. Read the article

Sandra Steingraber at The State of the State

February 11th, 2019

by Steve Pierce

“Climate change waits for no one, and we have no time to waste. [WOOC] Correspondent Dave Publow interviewed biologist Sandra Steingraber outside Governor Cuomo’s 2019 State of the State address in January.” Listen here

Being Plastic

February 1st, 2019

by Richard Bright

“The single most significant influence was the near dream-like week I spent at an environmental writing workshop with the poet-biologist, Sandra Steingraber, author of Living Downstream, and most recently, the curator of Rachel Carson’s work on toxics for the Library of Congress.” Dr. Rebecca Gasior Altman opens an interview with Interalia Magazine with a recollection of her time working with Dr. Steingraber. Read the interview

QCAN to Cosponsor Documentary Film on Anti-Fracking Activism

December 31st, 2018

“Steingraber reflects: ‘We’ve been living so long under the tyranny of the fossil fuel industry that it’s come to seem normal, so when a Texas-based gas company buys our lakeshore in order to store vast quantities of explosive hydrocarbon gas in old salt mines underneath, imperiling drinking water, the climate, and everything in between, we don’t know what to do. We can’t find the path to victory; we have to create it.'” Quincy Climate Action Network writes about Steingraber and upcoming screenings of Unfractured. Read the article

Could New York Go Carbon Free by 2050?

December 12th, 2018

by Susan Arbetter

“One of the speakers that night, Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College, urged legislators to read the recently issued report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. ‘What it tells us is that methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas than previously appreciated and that natural gas infrastructure, including power plants, leak a lot more than previously known,’ she said.” Quotes from Steingraber frame this piece in City & State New York. Read the article