In the Media

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

How Iconic Author of ‘Silent Spring’ Inspired Sandra Steingraber’s Career as Environmentalist

May 20th, 2018

by Mary Pols

“There are many parallels between Steingraber and Carson that made her a logical choice to edit the Library of America’s Carson book.” The Portland Press Herald speaks with Dr. Steingraber about the new book as well as her upcoming appearance in Falmouth, Maine. Read the article

International Tribunal Underway on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change

May 17th, 2018

by Maura Stephens

“Cornell’s Anthony Ingraffea gave one of the critical Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change leading up to the weeklong tribunal, and Steingraber gave the keynote speech on Monday evening.” This press release on Common Dreams provides an overview mid-way through the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change, held in Corvallis, Oregon. Read the article

Maine Audubon to Celebrate Rachel Carson’s Legacy

May 15th, 2018

by Kate Irish Collins

“[Dr. Steingraber] ‘will bring Rachel Carson’s legacy to life and show how the work Carson did and the challenges she faced (can) inspire and teach those who (continue to) ground their environmental activism in science.'” Falmouth, Maine’s The Forecaster covers Steingraber’s coming presentation. Read the article

Rachel Carson Joins the Literary Canon: A Conversation with Sandra Steingraber

May 1st, 2018

by Patrica Kohl

“Sandra Steingraber is an inspired choice to assemble this collection. She might be called our Carson. The two women share many experiences: academic training in the sciences, battles with cancer, reluctant entries in the realm of activism, and a gift for rendering dry data into rich, startling narratives.” Steingraber is interviewed by University of Wisconsin’s Edge Effects. Read and listen here

Silent Spring 56 Years Later

April 30th, 2018

Hosted by Barbara Bernstein

“Now, more than a half-century later, there’s never been better time to revisit [Rachel] Carson’s landmark book and its urgent relevance for today. Which is what we will do on the the next episode of Locus Focus when we talk with acclaimed environmental writer Sandra Steingraber.” Steingraber is interviewed live on Portland, Oregon’s KBOO Community Public Radio. Listen here