In the Media

Thousands March in Center City Against Fossil Fuels

July 24th, 2016

by Dan McQuade

“’I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the public health effects of the fossil fuel industry,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and anti-fracking activist. ‘It is science that is the grand marshal of this parade of ours. Because what the evidence shows is that the unholy trinity of fossil fuels — coal, oil and gas — is killing the planet and killing us.’” Steingraber is quoted on on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. Read the article

Moyers & Company Morning Reads

July 1st, 2016

“Not making this up –> The trial of an environmental protestor arrested while seeking to block a natural gas storage facility in upstate New York turned into farce this week, with a judge declaring activist Tom Angie guilty — before his lawyer presented the case for the defense. The prosecutor explained to the judge that this wasn’t how things work in the legal system, to which the judge replied ‘I still find him guilty.’ There’s more. Scientist and activist Sandra Steingraber, a past guest on Moyers & Company, tells the tale.” Read here

July 1, 2016: Michael Johnson, Glenn Blain, Peter Mantius, Joe Heath and Sandra Steingraber, Kirsten Keefe

July 1st, 2016

by Alyssa Plock

“[A]ttorney Joe Heath and Dr. Sandra Steingraber, an environmental advocate and Scholar-in-Residence at Ithaca College, explained a strange hearing for a Seneca Lake protestor where the judge declared the protestor guilty before the defense made its case.” Steingraber discussed the latest on We Are Seneca Lake, on the Capitol Pressroom. Listen to the podcast

Greenidge Pipeline: ‘Could be 100 Days’

June 14th, 2016

by Peter Mantius

“Sandra Steingraber of Ithaca, a prominent figure in the push for the 2014 state ban on hydrofracking for natural gas and leader of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, said her group had urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to place a moratorium on all new gas pipelines.” Update on a plan to begin construction on controversial 4.6-mile natural gas pipeline in Yates County, New York. Read the article

May 23, 2016: New Yorkers for Responsible Lending, Vin Bonventre, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Step Therapy

May 23rd, 2016

by Aliyssa Plock

“Dr. Sandra Steingraber, an environmental advocate, author and distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Ithaca College, shares the latest on Seneca Lake LPG storage and FERC’s decision to extend the project.” Steingraber was a guest on The Capitol Pressroom today. Listen to the podcast

Crestwood Joins with Con Edison

April 27th, 2016

by Peter Mantius

“‘At a time when Gov. Andrew Cuomo has struck a bold course on climate, a New York energy giant is investing nearly a billion dollars to tie a fossil fuel ball and chain to downstate residents while putting upstate lives at risk — along with drinking water and climate,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a member of the steering committee of We Are Seneca Lake, a group organized to prevent storage of natural gas or liquid petroleum gas next to the lake.” The Observer Review & Express covers the recent Con Ed purchase of Crestwood’s gas transportation and storage in New York. Read the article

“A vote for Hillary is a vote for fracking”: Josh Fox talks Bernie Sanders, Climate Change and the Political Revolution We Need

April 16th, 2016

by Alexander Zaitchik

“In Kingston, anti-fracking leaders like Sandra Steingraber spoke of the urgency of denying New York’s delegates to Hilary Clinton, a supporter of ‘regulated fracking,’ who as Secretary of State launched the Global Shale Gas Initiative to promote fracking in 32 countries.” Salon covers recent New York State-based activity examining the record of the Democratic primary contenders on fracking, as well as filmmaker Josh Fox’s new film. Read the article

Ithaca College Hosts Panel on Climate Change

April 16th, 2016

by Annika Kushner

“The event, titled ‘After the Paris Accord,’ featured keynote speaker Sandra Steingraber, a distinguished scholar-in-residence in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, and five panelists.” The Ithacan covers a standing room-only event on climate change at Ithaca college. Read the article

‘Fractivists’ Increase Pressure on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New York

April 4th, 2016

by Trip Gabriel and Coral Davenport

“’We’re in the middle of a climate emergency, and have to keep all the fossil fuels in the ground,’ said Sandra Steingraber, a scholar in residence at Ithaca College and an activist who supports Mr. Sanders. ‘Hillary Clinton has definitely shifted her positions. Whether she shifts them again should she become the Democratic candidate in a general election and softens them, that’s the question I hear people wondering about.’” Steingraber is quoted in this New York Times piece on New Yorkers’ ongoing climate activism. Read the article

Scientists Find Groundwater in Wyoming Impacted by Fracking

March 31st, 2016

by James Crugnale

“Sandra Steingraber, scholar in residence in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science at Ithaca College, also felt that the findings were further confirmation that the natural gas extraction process was inherently dangerous for drinking water.” Steingraber was interviewed for this Weather Channel piece on the recent groundwater contamination study in Pavillion, Wyoming. Read the article