In the Media

N.Y. Gas Project Abandoned in Victory for Long-Running Seneca Lake Protests

May 12th, 2017

by Nicholas Kusnetz

“‘We’re all surprised and delighted by the news,’ said Sandra Steingraber, an activist and scholar in residence at Ithaca College. Steingraber helped launch a two-year-long protest movement against the project that saw more than 400 community members and other activists arrested.” InsideClimate News on the halt to the plan to store fracked gas on the banks of Seneca Lake, NY. Read the article

Sandra Steingraber Hosts Panel Discussion for Sustainability Week

April 19th, 2017

by Meaghan McElroy

“The idea of climate at the crossroads came into my mind just kind of spontaneously — the idea that climate exists at some kind of intersection with all these social problems… As I began to think more about it, I wanted to find speakers to address these intersectionalities.” Steingraber planned and hosted a panel of climate activists at Ithaca College, as part of its Sustainability Week 2017. Read the article

The Role of Industry in Childhood Cancers

March 20th, 2017

by Caroline McManus

“Sandra Steingraber, a leading biologist and herself a survivor of child cancer, summarises this dichotomy so well in the title of her book Living Downstream. It comes from a fable about a village on a river…” A letter to the editor in the Guardian refers to Steingraber’s writing and activism. Read the article

Native American Group Holds Vigil to Defend Natives’ Rights

November 16th, 2016

by Grace Elletson and Kayla Dwyer

“’When you’re defending water … you’re defending life itself,’ said Sandra Steingraber, distinguished scholar in residence in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science, onstage during the rally. ‘We all must be now like rocks and stand up in our community.’” Steingraber addresses a gathering about the Dakota Access pipeline on an international day of action. Read the article

The Costs of Fracking – An Interview with US Specialists in Argentina

November 3rd, 2016

by Nick Phillips

“Our job was to simply say: Your personal observations in this community are replicated over and over again and there are now 900 studies in the published literature that say that this is exactly what’s going to happen [as a result of fracking].” The Argentina Independent interviewed Steingraber and colleagues during their conference and tour in that country in late October 2016. Read the article

Neoyorquinas Antifracking se Reúnen con Mapuches

October 29th, 2016

“Anti-fracking New Yorkers meet Mapuches,” reads the headline of this regional coverage of the New York delegation’s visit to the Neuquén Basin, Patagonia, Argentina site of over 400 fracked wells. Steingraber is quoted describing fracking as the worst of U.S. exports. Read the article (Spanish)

Expertas Advierten Sobre los Riesgos del Fracking para la Salud

October 28th, 2016

by Laura Loncopan Berti

“Experts Warn About Risks of Fracking Health,” reads the headline from the largest publication in Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina about yesterday’s press conference and meeting at the Neuquén Legislature. Steingraber was part of a New York State delegation of three. Read the article (Spanish)

La Lucha Contra el Fracking

October 27th, 2016

by Nadia Luna

Steingraber’s delegation to Argentina for a weeklong series of events on fracking and health is covered in this piece from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín, “The Fight Against Fracking.” Read the article (Spanish)

Guest View: The Costly Reality of Fossil Fuels

October 21st, 2016

by Kamyar Enshayan

“As ecologist Sandra Steingraber puts it, we need to shut the door on fossil energy as we open the door on conservation and renewable energy.” The director of the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education quotes Steingraber in making the case for a stop to extreme fossil energy extraction. Read the article

The Cost of Chemicals in our Environment

October 14th, 2016

by Tom Hothem

“Steingraber’s work – and the work of UC Merced scientists – can help educate us about how we can sustain our state, region and community. It might even renew our sense of California as the steady, abiding landscape it is, strengthening our sense of what it means to live within it.” An article in the Merced Sun-Star discusses Steingraber’s work in advance of her UC Merced public lecture. Read the article