In the Media

Out of Bounds Radio Show: Sandra Steingraber

August 19th, 2019

by Tish Pearlman

“In this interview, Steingraber discusses a very personal subject, based on an article she published in Terrain: ‘Always Knew I was Adopted; Just Found Out I’m Gay.'” Dr. Steingraber’s recently appeared on the Out of Bounds Radio Show. Listen here

Report: ‘No Evidence That Fracking Can Operate Without Threatening Public Health’

August 5th, 2019

by Tara Lohan

“When people are informed by science, and then empowered to have an opinion, they’re moved to take part in the public process.” Dr. Steingraber spoke to the online news magazine, the Revelator, about the fracking science Compendium, 6th edition. Read the article.

The Best Books on Pollution Recommended by Rebecca Altman

July 28th, 2019

by Caspar Henderson

“I wouldn’t be the first to call Steingraber our generation’s Rachel Carson, and Living Downstream the sequel to Silent Spring.” This Five Books interview features a rich discussion of Dr. Steingraber’s Living Downstream. Read the interview

1 of 2 Charges Dropped Against Immigration Protesters

July 24th, 2019

by Madison Elliot

“In the eyes of Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a professor at Ithaca College and one of the nine arrested, the charges getting dropped is a victory and shows they weren’t being violent but instead standing up for what they believe.” Steingraber is quoted on Spectrum News coverage of July 24, 2019 arraignment in Buffalo City Court. Read the article

Babies Born Near Oil and Gas Wells Are Up to 70% More Likely to Have Congenital Heart Defects, New Study Shows

July 19th, 2019

by Julia Conley

“Biologist Sandra Steingraber was among the experts on the dangers of fossil fuel extraction who pointed to the study as the latest evidence that allowing oil and gas wells to operate, especially near communities, is a public health hazard.” Steingraber is quoted in Common Dreams’ coverage of a new study documenting links between proximity to fracking and infant congenital heart defects. Read the article

In Your Opinion: Decompressor Station Would be Morally Wrong

July 10th, 2019

by Maureen Dill

“Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, said in a statement, ‘the case against fracking becomes more damning’ with the publication of each edition of the Compendium.” Letter to the Editor in the Oneonta Daily Star references Steingraber’s work. Read the letter

Parenting ‘Tips’ to Avoid Toxics Aren’t Enough – We Need Action to Protect Our Kids

June 30th, 2019

by Sonya Lunder

“In her book Raising Elijah, biologist Sandra Steingraber questions whether it is even possible to avoid the effects of toxic chemicals. She asks if shopping guides are the modern equivalent of bomb shelters – serving as both ‘an illusion and a distraction from some larger engagement.'” This Guardian piece references Dr. Steingraber’s 2011 book. Read the article

Huge New Review of Fracking’s Health Hazards Will Help Communities Fight It

June 27th, 2019

by Erin Biba

“‘Wherever you live across the US there’s a piece of fracking infrastructure across your community. What you need to know about the health risks you’re being compelled to endure you can find in this report,’ Sandra Steingraber, a biologist at Ithaca College and co-founder of CHPNY, told Earther.” Read the article

Scientist: ‘Evidence is Tipping’ about Fracking Damage

June 23rd, 2019

by John Finnerty

“Rather than call for a moratorium on drilling, the governor has pitched a plan to tax drilling and use the proceeds to pay for a wide variety of infrastructure projects, said Sandra Steingraber, a biology professor at Ithaca College. She said a moratorium is in order because the ‘burden of proof should be on the industry’ to prove it’s not harming children and other members of the public, she said.” Steingraber is quoted in this Oneonta Daily Star piece about a presentation on Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Medical Center’s research on fracking. Read the article

The Growing Case Against Fracking

June 21st, 2019

by Mrill Ingram

“For Steingraber, who began collecting this data in 2012 as a member of a ‘frontline’ community fighting fracking in her home state of New York, the notion that the United States would crack open its bedrock and fill its drinking water with known carcinogens in order to export energy to other countries is nothing short of blasphemy.” The Progressive writes about Concerned Health Professionals of New York’s new edition of the fracking science Compendium. Read the article