In the Media

Jane Fonda Arrested While Launching #FireDrillFriday Civil Disobedience Campaign to Demand Climate Action

October 11th, 2019

by Jessica Corbett

“Along with [Jane] Fonda, speakers at Friday’s launch event preceding the civil disobedience included Keya Chatterjee, executive director of U.S. Climate Action Network; high school senior and climate striker Jerome Foster; author and activist Naomi Klein; Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA; biologist and author Sandra Steingraber…” CommonDreams covers the launch of “Fire Drill Fridays,” where Dr. Steingraber spoke and then was arrested for peaceful protest on the U.S. Capitol steps. Read the article

Discussing Bodily Changes with Young Women

October 10th, 2019

by Bronx Times Reporter

“Sandra Steingraber, a medical researcher who has done groundbreaking work on the links between environmental health contaminants and cancer, says puberty also may be tied to environmental changes, namely exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.” The Bronx Times writes about early puberty. Read the article

Author on Cancer’s Link to Environment Speaks at SUNY Adirondack

October 8th, 2019

by Wendy Liberatore

The Albany Times Union‘s “Saratoga Blog’ outlines Dr. Steingraber’s upcoming appearance in the Adirondack region. Read the article

Letter: Spark a True ‘Energy Revolution’ in Renewables

October 6th, 2019

by Linda Maslanik Stanley

“As ecobiologist Sandra Steingraber has pointed out, the petrochemical industry’s plan to escape climate change in the cancer-alley Gulf by creating a bigger cancer sacrifice zone here is not about creating energy independence: It’s ‘about making junk that nobody needs.'” Read the Letter to the Editor

We’re Just Starting to Learn How Fracking Harms Wildlife

October 2nd, 2019

by Tara Lohan

“‘Studies show that there are multiple pathways to wildlife being harmed,’ says ecologist Sandra Steingraber, a distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College who has worked for a decade compiling research on the health effects of fracking. ‘Biodiversity is a determinant of public health — without these wild animals doing ecosystem services for us, we can’t survive.'” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in this thorough piece on fracking and wildlife in the Revelator. Read the article

Global Climate Strike and Summit, Celebrities, Advocates and Grassroots Groups Call on UN to Endorse Worldwide Fracking Ban

September 22nd, 2019

by Food & Water Europe

“Our planet is on fire, but fracking is not an evacuation bridge nor a fire extinguisher. Fracking is an arsonist that needs to be stopped everywhere and right now.” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in the Good Men Project’s publication of a press release on the newest call for a global fracking ban. Read the article

Activist Voices Shock over Proposed Weymouth Compressor Site

September 20th, 2019

by Ed Baker

“Steingraber said the facility poses risks for people who live in North Weymouth without any benefits. ‘That is an injustice,’ she said.” Dr. Steingraber’s visit to Weymouth, Massachusetts is covered in Wicked Local Weymouth. Read the article

The Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Pumping the CO2 Trees Normally Absorb Out Into the Atmosphere

September 10th, 2019

by Aristos Georgiou

“Ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber from Ithaca College said that around half of the carbon dioxide that is pulled out of the atmosphere by the earth’s biosphere on land is sucked up by tropical forests. But in the face of deforestation, the Amazon, at least, may be losing this ability.” Dr. Steingraber spoke with Newsweek about the Amazon fires. Read the article

Documentary, Scientist Address Perils of Fracking

August 29th, 2019

by Maia Syfers

“In those moments, I understood my mother’s enduring respect and admiration for this kindred spirit and leader. She embodies the vision, intelligence, conviction and love which are the backbone of successful social movements, as well as the passion that can bring us closer to the better world we hope for our children.” Introduction to Dr. Steingraber’s upcoming event in Vashon, Washington. Read the article

Commentary: Fracking and Flaring a Danger to Families, Oil Field Workers

August 19th, 2019

by Jodi Rave

“The report is blistering and bleak: ‘All together, the data show that fracking impairs the health of people who live nearby, especially pregnant women, and swings a wrecking ball at the climate,’ said Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York.” This opinion piece by Jodi Rave, a Nieman Fellow of journalism at Harvard, published in the Grand Forks Herald, discusses the fracking science Compendium’s findings. Read the Commentary