Media coverage

Energy CEO Says Fracking Build-out in New York Not Over, Wants Regulators to ‘Lay Down and Approve Every Pipeline’

February 13th, 2018

by Sharon Kelly

“Crestwood certainly encountered a different type of disruption in New York. There, over 400 people, including Ithaca College scholar Sandra Steingraber, local business owners, and religious leaders, were arrested for trespass or disorderly conduct outside Crestwood’s Gallery 2 Expansion project.” Steingraber’s civil disobedience is noted in this update on the continued threat of natural gas storage adjacent to Seneca Lake. Read the article

PCBs, Fracked Gas Pipelines Endanger Human and Planetary Health, Warns Author Activist

December 5th, 2017

By Dana Drugmand

“’For me the fight against fracking was about embedding science in a really powerful social movement,’ Steingraber said in an interview with The Edge.” Read here

Environmentalist Sandra Steingraber To Speak In Lenox Saturday

December 2nd, 2017

by J.D. Allen

In advance of a public talk in western Massachusetts, “WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Steingraber, a biologist and author, about some of the region’s major environmental problems.” Listen here

Documentary Follows Ithaca College Scholar’s Fight Against Fracking

November 21st, 2017

By Breana Cacciotti

“In addition to her activism, Steingraber serves as an interdisciplinary resource for students at Ithaca College. Her expertise ranges from biology and environmental science to media and communication, and she often gives guest lectures in those areas and teaches special topics courses in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences.” IC News covers the new film featuring Steingraber, and her role at the college. Read here

‘Unfractured’ Docu Follows An Activist & Mother Fighting In A Major Environmental War

November 15th, 2017

“There are people who are willing to put their lives and bodies on the line to fight for humanity. Sandra is one of those people, whose inspiring journey is a wake up call to us all.” GirlTalkHQ interviews Steingraber and filmmaker Chanda Chevannes about the new film, Unfractured. Read the interview


November 9th, 2017

by Ellen Cantarow

“I know of no one in the resistance who would disagree that if a single activist should take center stage in a film about the movement, it would be Steingraber.” Cantarow reviews the new documentary, Unfractured. Read here


November 9th, 2017

Rolling Stone calls her a toxic avenger! Now a new documentary follows this biologist, wife, mother and activist who has thrown herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable.”  New York and New Jersey’s MetroFocus produced a short feature on Steingraber and the new film, Unfractured. Watch here

Q&A: Sandra Steingraber Fights Fracking in Documentary

November 8th, 2017

by Silas White

“What I learned through the struggle to ban fracking in New York and the struggle to keep fracked gases from being stored under Seneca Lake was that science alone isn’t enough. In this case, the data by itself wasn’t persuasive enough, and it had to be carried into the political arena by a social movement.” The Ithacan interviewed Steingraber in advance of the U.S. premiere of the film, Unfractured. Read the article

DOC NYC 2017 Women Directors: Meet Chanda Chevannes — “Unfractured”

November 8th, 2017

by Kaidia Pickels

“She put her life on hold for years — as did many of the grassroots activists in New York. And together, fighting with their whole hearts, they achieved what most people thought was impossible.” Filmmaker Chanda Chevannes discusses Steingraber, the focus of her new film Unfractured, in an interview with Women and Hollywood. Read the interview

Connect The Dots – Unfractured

November 8th, 2017

by Alison Rose Levy

“We need the camera to bring these stories to life. That’s why I feel so privileged to work with Chanda [Chevannes] who has devoted her life to doing that.” Dr. Steingraber and filmmaker Chevannes were guests on the Progressive Radio Network show, Connect the Dots, speaking about activism and the new film, Unfractured. Listen here