In the Media

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

Out of Bounds Radio Show: Sandra Steingraber

August 19th, 2019

by Tish Pearlman

“In this interview, Steingraber discusses a very personal subject, based on an article she published in Terrain: ‘Always Knew I was Adopted; Just Found Out I’m Gay.'” Dr. Steingraber’s recently appeared on the Out of Bounds Radio Show. Listen here

Women Vying for Salt Lake City Mayor Set Stage for Friendly Campaigns

August 18th, 2019

by Ashley Imlay

“[Salt Lake City Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall] said that experience [of reading Sandra Steingraber’s Living Downstream] made her want to work ‘at that intersection of pollution and exposure in our own lives and the decisions we make at the policy level.'” Dr. Steingraber’s work is cited as influential in the career trajectory of Salt Lake City mayoral candidate in this Deseret News article. Read the article

Report: ‘No Evidence That Fracking Can Operate Without Threatening Public Health’

August 5th, 2019

by Tara Lohan

“When people are informed by science, and then empowered to have an opinion, they’re moved to take part in the public process.” Dr. Steingraber spoke to the online news magazine, the Revelator, about the fracking science Compendium, 6th edition. Read the article.

The Best Books on Pollution Recommended by Rebecca Altman

July 28th, 2019

by Caspar Henderson

“I wouldn’t be the first to call Steingraber our generation’s Rachel Carson, and Living Downstream the sequel to Silent Spring.” This Five Books interview features a rich discussion of Dr. Steingraber’s Living Downstream. Read the interview

1 of 2 Charges Dropped Against Immigration Protesters

July 24th, 2019

by Madison Elliot

“In the eyes of Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a professor at Ithaca College and one of the nine arrested, the charges getting dropped is a victory and shows they weren’t being violent but instead standing up for what they believe.” Steingraber is quoted on Spectrum News coverage of July 24, 2019 arraignment in Buffalo City Court. Read the article

Babies Born Near Oil and Gas Wells Are Up to 70% More Likely to Have Congenital Heart Defects, New Study Shows

July 19th, 2019

by Julia Conley

“Biologist Sandra Steingraber was among the experts on the dangers of fossil fuel extraction who pointed to the study as the latest evidence that allowing oil and gas wells to operate, especially near communities, is a public health hazard.” Steingraber is quoted in Common Dreams’ coverage of a new study documenting links between proximity to fracking and infant congenital heart defects. Read the article