In the Media

Queens condemns NRG plant at DEC hearing

August 25th, 2021

“Sandra Steingraber, senior scientist at the Science and Environmental Health Network, said that natural gas-power plants like NRG Astoria are major emitters of methane and nitrous oxide — which contributes to the smog known to cause heart attack, stroke asthma and preterm birth —and ‘will certainly, certainly harm the health of the people living there.'” Read the article

700+ Global Groups Urge Ireland to Introduce UN Resolution for Fracking Ban

July 15th, 2021

by Jessica Corbett

Common Dreams covers the call for Ireland to introduce a United Nations resolution for a ban on hydraulic fracturing. Dr. Steingraber was an initiator of the call for the new resolution. Read the article

Campaigners Including Jane Fonda and Mark Ruffalo Urge Ireland to Call for Global Ban on Fracking at UN

July 15th, 2021

by Allison Bray and Sarah Collins

“Negative health effects from fracking – complications of pregnancy and poor birth outcomes, damage to the heart and lungs, mental health impacts, cancer – will all be reduced as a result of a global fracking ban.” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in Ireland’s Independent, on the call for Ireland to introduce a resolution to the UN General Assembly to ban fracking around the world. Read the article

Kinder Morgan to Pay $1.23 Billion for Pipelines, 4 Gas Storage Sites in Southern Tier; Crestwood Exits Schuyler County

June 5th, 2021

by Peter Mantius

“We Are Seneca Lake focused on protests outside Crestwood’s U.S. Salt facility on Route 14, drawing marchers from throughout the Finger Lakes and other states. Among those arrested were actor James Cromwell and environmental activist Sandra Steingraber.” Investigative journalist Peter Mantius provides an update on ownership of Seneca Lake salt cavern gas infrastructure. Read the article.

Fighting Silent Killers: A Q&A with Dr. Sandra Steingraber

May 10th, 2021

By Star-Ledger Editorial Board

“The author of four books and the subject of two documentaries, Steingraber is best known for leading the grassroots fight to end fracking in New York State. That made her our first choice to solicit another lesson in methane — the main component of natural gas — which was back in the news when the US Senate restored stronger limits to its emissions last week.” Read the interview

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner: Methanol Facility a Bad Idea for Valley

May 8th, 2021

by Eric Engle

“One of the authors of the Compendium, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, spoke with Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action on Zoom in February. It was an extremely informative meeting co-hosted by West Virginia Citizen Action Group, FACT Ohio, and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition. We learned so much from Dr. Steingraber, in conjunction with reviewing the Compendium, and we at Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action want to convey the severity of continuing the incredibly harmful practice of fracking.” Read the full piece

Dr. Sandra Steingraber: Austerity Education and Climate Justice

March 12th, 2021

by The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Dr. Steingraber was a featured guest on nationally syndicated progressive radio program, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow. Watch the show

More Than Half a Million People Exposed to Flaring, Increased Health Risks, Says UCLA Study

March 11th, 2021

by Nick Cunningham

“‘We are shocked to learn from these new findings just how many people are placed in harm’s way by the oil and gas industry’s apparent freedom to use the atmosphere as an ashtray,’ biologist Sandra Steingraber, co-founder Concerned Health Professionals of New York, told DeSmog.” Dr. Steingraber’s comments are featured in this overview of a new study reporting the numbers of U.S. residents living in proximity to oil and gas flaring events. Read the article

The Impossible Conversation

March 11th, 2021

by Sarah Brown

“[Steingraber] wrote, at least nine Ithaca faculty members with expertise in the climate crisis — professors she was counting on to help shape the new center — were losing their jobs. ‘I can’t launch an intersectional Center for Climate Justice by myself,’ she wrote.” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in this Chronicle of Higher Education article about changes at Ithaca College. Read the article

Fractured: Readers Respond on Fracking Reporting

March 10th, 2021

by ENH staff

“This investigation … fills in an important data gap and strongly suggests that the toxic emissions from fracking operations are entering the bodies of nearby residents at levels known to cause harm.” Dr. Steingraber’s press release on the fracking chemical body burden study by Environmental Health News is featured in their collection of responses. Read the article