Natasha Khan

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Natasha Khan is a PublicSource reporter who covers the environment. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, she graduated with a master's degree from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications where she specialized in multimedia coverage of border issues and politics.

After two years working with children in South Africa, she decided that journalism best fit her love of learning about others and her sense of adventure.

She has been published in The Washington Post, NBC.com and The Sacramento Bee.

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The Friday derailment roundup

Derailment after derailment. They just keep happening.

Since early February, there have been at least four train derailments in North America carrying crude from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. These accidents have sparked increased calls from citizens, the rail industry and lawmakers for the federal government to increase safety regulations.

To keep up with these incidents, PublicSource will provide a roundup of stories every week.

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Report: PA dishes out $3.2 billion in fossil fuels subsidies while state faces $1.5 billion deficit

A new report out Tuesday says Pennsylvania provided more than $3.2 billion in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, much of which went to the state’s booming natural gas industry, at a time when the state carries a $1.5 billion budget deficit and very little investment in the renewable energy industry.

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Federal safety officials say crude oil tank cars need urgent upgrades

As more trains carry crude oil and ethanol, more trains are derailing and going up in flames, a trend that sparked U.S. federal safety officials on Monday to call for an urgent makeover of the country's fleet of tank cars.

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Check out the major sources of industrial air pollution in Allegheny County

Whether you’re new to the Pittsburgh region or have lived here your whole life, you probably want to know what’s in the air you’re breathing and where it’s coming from.

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Atlantic Sunrise makes its official application to build pipeline in PA

Williams, the company behind the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, has officially filed its application with federal regulators to build about 200 miles of new pipeline in Pennsylvania.

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The Friday derailment roundup: March 27

They just keep piling up.

Since early February, there have been at least four train derailments in North America carrying crude from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. These accidents have sparked increased calls from citizens, the rail industry and lawmakers for the federal government to increase safety regulations.

To keep up with what’s happening on this issue, here’s PublicSource’s weekly roundup.

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This six-year-old got Obama to watch his short film about climate change

The three-minute film he produced with his parents was one of 15 finalists for this year’s White House Student Film Festival. Noah and his parents attended and met the president.

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What Obama’s new fracking regs will do

The Obama administration has laid out its regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands. The regs have been in the works for four years.

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‘Our children’s children will be staggered by our idiocy’

The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger is choosing one story as his last hurrah after two decades in charge of the paper: Climate change.

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$29 million EPA study will likely tell little about fracking and drinking water

If you want a definitive answer on whether fracking pollutes drinking water, don’t ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, even though the agency has been working on a study to answer that question for five years, according to InsideClimate News.

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