Stories by Sandra Steingraber

Sandra Steingraber is the author of "Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment" and "Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood." She is the founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking.  subscribe to Sandra Steingraber's feed

Posted on: Mar 7, 2016, Source: EcoWatch

The leading climate activist and 56 others were arrested for blockading the gates at a proposed New York state gas storage facility.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014, Source: EcoWatch

Sandra Steingraber writes to fellow environmentalist mothers from the Chemung County Jail.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2014, Source: EcoWatch

After refusing to pay to fines for blockading a storage facility, the activist will be spending Thanksgiving behind bars.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014, Source: Eco Watch

The result: a pink, fracking, drill head. We're not kidding.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2014, Source: EcoWatch

It's a bit hypocritical given that the chemicals released from fracking operations actually cause cancer.

Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source: Orion Magazine

My kids and their friends and everyone roughly their age will, in fact, be the last human beings to remember a stable, predictable procession of seasons.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Steingraber issued a letter from Chemung County Jail in Elmira, New York after being jailed for civil disobedience.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2013, Source:

With government captured by the very industries it’s supposed to regulate, the time for direct action is now.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012, Source: New Yorkers Against Fracking

Here is why we need a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment to determine what high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing would mean for the health of New Yorkers.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

I choose to belong to a vision of an unfractured New York that turns its back on 19th century thinking and death-dealing fossil fuels and leads the world in the creation of a clean energy economy.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We cancer survivors, who know something about the fragility of life, hereby declare that the exchange of life-giving water for death-dealing fossil fuel is unacceptable.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Sandra Steingraber beautifully shares why the fight against fracking is so important.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2006, Source: Center for Ecoliteracy

My kids have never seen food industry ads -- their food preferences have been entirely shaped by direct experience.