Sandra Steingraber

Bill McKibben and Dozens More Arrested in Ongoing Campaign Against Proposed Gas Storage (VIDEO)

The fight over the fate of the Finger Lakes received national attention today when best-selling author, environmentalist and founder of 350.orgBill McKibben, joined the opposition. McKibben, 55, was arrested this morning with 56 area residents as part of an ongoing civil disobedience campaign against proposed gas storage in Seneca Lake’s abandoned salt caverns.

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Biologist and Environmental Advocate Sandra Steingraber: 'Why I am In Jail'

Biologist and environmental advocate Sandra Steingraber will spend Thanksgiving in an upstate New York jail after pleading guilty to charges related to her arrest while participating in a human blockade at the Crestwood Midstream gas storage facility near Seneca Lake. 

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Insane: Fracking Company Teams Up with Komen Foundation to 'End Breast Cancer Forever'

What do you get when you cross a breast cancer charity with a frack job?

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Will Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Stop Meaning Anything When Climate Change Hits?

This article first appeared at Orion magazine under the title "The Discontent of Our Winter." You can enjoy future Orion articles by signing up to the magazine's free trial subscription program.

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Sandra Steingraber's Moving Letter: From Jail on Earth Day

The following was letter was written from the Chemung County Jail in Elmira, New York where Steingraber is serving a fifteen day sentence for blockading a gas compression rig last month owned by the Inergy gas company near her home in the Finger Lakes region of the state.

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Will Fracking Sicken and Kill More New Yorkers Than it Employs?

Four years of study and thousands of pages have been devoted to the study of fracking’s impact on New York’s environment, but no such analysis has been carried out for public health. A thorough investigation of fracking’s impact on human health is desperately needed. Still unanswered are three fundamental questions: Will fracking sicken and kill more New Yorkers than it employs? Will the sick and dying have any recourse—other than fleeing their homes and jobs—to protect themselves? And how much will that morbidity and mortality cost?

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Pledge to Resist Fracking: Writer-Biologist Sandra Steingraber Issues a Call for Action and a Warning to the Gas Industry

The following was a speech given by Sandra Steingraber for the Don’t Frack New York Rally in Albany, August 27, 2012.

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The Human Cancer Risks Posed by Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction

Why should cancer patients in the United States and Canada—and those who love or diagnose them—care about a report about looming water shortages in distant countries such as South Africa and Argentina?

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