In the Media

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

‘Moving in the Right Direction,’ Mexican President-elect AMLO Promises to Outlaw Fracking

August 2nd, 2018

by Jessica Corbett

“Amid celebrations of AMLO’s vow to ban fracking, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a New York-based biologist and anti-fracking activist, noted the president-elect’s oil plans and urged him to listen to Mexico’s anti-pipeline activists who are ‘risking life and freedom’ in their fight against dirty energy.” Steingraber’s tweet in response to statements by the president-elect of Mexico is picked up by Common Dreams. Read the article

Transcript: Sandra Steingraber on Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

July 27th, 2018

by Francesca Rheannon

“I think this is Carson at her finest in terms of being able to weave a spell with language and keep people turning the pages.” Writer’s Voice features a long interview with Steingraber, discussing The Library of America’s Silent Spring and Other Writings on the Environment by Rachel Carson. Listen or read here

Sandra Steingraber on Fracking

July 16th, 2018

by Barbara Bernstein

“This bridge metaphor, that somehow natural gas is the cleanest of this unholy trinity of fossils fuels — coal, oil and gas — was always part of an industry talking point.” Full-hour interview on fracking with Dr. Steingraber on Oregon’s KBOO Community Radio. Listen here

Source’s Serious Summer Reading Guide

July 15th, 2018

by Mary Pols

“The introduction by Sandra Steingraber, an environmentalist and author inspired by Carson, gives an excellent overview of her career.” Portland Maine’s Press Herald includes the new Library of America “Silent Spring & Other Writings on the Environment” in its Summer Reading Guide. Read the article

Connections: Environmentalists React to the DEC’s Rejection of a Gas Storage Proposal on Seneca Lake

July 13th, 2018

by Evan Dawson and Megan Mack

“When David slays Goliath with a slingshot made of science, love, and grassroots political power, it allows people to give up their self-defeatism, it allows people to feel that we can win.” Dr. Steingraber is interviewed on WXXI’s Connections following the rejection by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation of the liquefied petroleum gas storage project on Seneca Lake. Listen here

Following Spills and Sinkholes, Mariner East Pipeline Opponents Call on PA Governor Wolf to Stop Construction

June 11th, 2018

by Sharon Kelly

“‘It’s bad for public health, it’s bad for the climate, and all for the end of churning out ever more plastic, which is already killing the oceans. We’ve got sea life dying from the inside out as they swallow plastic bags,’ said biologist Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking.” DeSmog covers Steingraber’s recent rally speech in West Chester, PA. Read the article

300 Protesters Call for End to Sunoco Pipelines

June 9th, 2018

by Bill Rettew

“Saturday’s event attracted national speakers, including New York biologist and poet Sandra Steingraber…. ‘My community in the Finger Lakes of New York stands in solidarity with Chester County as we fight to protect our families from menace of fracking and its many toxic, explosive tentacles.’” Steingraber’s participation in a West Chester, PA rally against fracked gas pipelines is noted in the area’s Daily Local News. Read the article


Capitol Pressroom May 29, 2018: Sandra Steingraber

May 29th, 2018

by Tim Williams

“Activists are calling on the Department of Environmental Conservation to quash an unpopular plan to store liquefied propane in Schuyler County mines after reports that the cavern may have leaks. Sandra Steingraber, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College and author, explained the impact this may have on the surrounding environment.” WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom speaks to Steingraber about recent developments regarding Seneca Lake gas storage. Listen here