In the Media

In Your Opinion: Decompressor Station Would be Morally Wrong

July 10th, 2019

by Maureen Dill

“Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, said in a statement, ‘the case against fracking becomes more damning’ with the publication of each edition of the Compendium.” Letter to the Editor in the Oneonta Daily Star references Steingraber’s work. Read the letter

Parenting ‘Tips’ to Avoid Toxics Aren’t Enough – We Need Action to Protect Our Kids

June 30th, 2019

by Sonya Lunder

“In her book Raising Elijah, biologist Sandra Steingraber questions whether it is even possible to avoid the effects of toxic chemicals. She asks if shopping guides are the modern equivalent of bomb shelters – serving as both ‘an illusion and a distraction from some larger engagement.'” This Guardian piece references Dr. Steingraber’s 2011 book. Read the article

Huge New Review of Fracking’s Health Hazards Will Help Communities Fight It

June 27th, 2019

by Erin Biba

“‘Wherever you live across the US there’s a piece of fracking infrastructure across your community. What you need to know about the health risks you’re being compelled to endure you can find in this report,’ Sandra Steingraber, a biologist at Ithaca College and co-founder of CHPNY, told Earther.” Read the article

Scientist: ‘Evidence is Tipping’ about Fracking Damage

June 23rd, 2019

by John Finnerty

“Rather than call for a moratorium on drilling, the governor has pitched a plan to tax drilling and use the proceeds to pay for a wide variety of infrastructure projects, said Sandra Steingraber, a biology professor at Ithaca College. She said a moratorium is in order because the ‘burden of proof should be on the industry’ to prove it’s not harming children and other members of the public, she said.” Steingraber is quoted in this Oneonta Daily Star piece about a presentation on Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Medical Center’s research on fracking. Read the article

The Growing Case Against Fracking

June 21st, 2019

by Mrill Ingram

“For Steingraber, who began collecting this data in 2012 as a member of a ‘frontline’ community fighting fracking in her home state of New York, the notion that the United States would crack open its bedrock and fill its drinking water with known carcinogens in order to export energy to other countries is nothing short of blasphemy.” The Progressive writes about Concerned Health Professionals of New York’s new edition of the fracking science Compendium. Read the article

Growing Body of Science Links Fracking to Harm to Health

June 21st, 2019

by Molly Enking

“‘There are least 17 million Americans living within one mile of a fracking site, whose lives will be negatively impacted, and potentially shortened, by fracking,’ said Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of NY.” Grist covers the sixth edition fracking science Compendium. Read the article

‘We Need to Ban Fracking’: New Analysis of 1,500 Scientific Studies Details Threat to Health and Climate

June 19th, 2019

by Jake Johnson

“Sandra Steingraber, PhD, co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, said in a statement that ‘the case against fracking becomes more damning’ with the publication of each edition of the Compendium.” Common Dreams talks to Dr. Steingraber about the sixth edition of the fracking science Compendium. Read the article

84% of Fracking Studies Show the Industry Harms Human Health

June 19th, 2019

by Kristina Marusic

“‘When we first started issuing this report in 2014, we predicted we’d eventually see health impacts based on what we saw happening to air and water,’ Sandra Steingraber, a professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Ithaca College and one of the lead authors of the study, told EHN. ‘Now we’re beginning to see actual evidence of human harm.'” Environmental Health News covers the new edition of the fracking science Compendium. Read the article

Because ‘This Is a Public Health Crisis,’ Pennsylvania Gov. Urged to Investigate Link Between Fracking and Childhood Cancers

June 17th, 2019

by Jake Johnson

“‘This is a public health crisis that requires immediate and significant action,’ reads the letter, which was signed by local and national environmental leaders, including 350.org founder Bill McKibben and Concerned Health Professionals of New York co-founder Dr. Sandra Steingraber.” Read the article

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