Sandra Steingraber


Sandra Steingraber born Champaign, IL August 27, 1959. Biologist and ecologist; poet. Jailed 10 days for peacefully blocking entrance to Inergy fracking facility, Ithaca, 2013. Founded We Are Seneca Lake to protest fracking, 2014.


Citizens write, testify, protest. Mothers contemplate civil disobedience. Some have done it.” (poem to Gandhi, “Invitation to Albany”, Jan. 27, 2013)

Accepting a jail sentence demonstrates seriousness of intent, shows respect for the law, opens a bigger space in the public conversation for all-important media stories.” (Nov. 30, 2014)