Natasha Khan

Reporter | PublicSource

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, and The Sacramento Bee.


Content by Natasha Khan

From the source

Energy companies argue DEP incorrectly calculated pollution fines

Two energy firms recently hit with hefty fines from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for violations are arguing that the department didn’t calculate fines correctly.

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Who dumped 4,000 gallons of frack waste into a sewer in Greene County, PA?

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Waynesburg officials are trying to figure out who removed a manhole and dumped up to 4,000 gallons of frack wastewater into a sewer in Waynesburg in late September.

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As many as 60 crude oil trains roll through PA each week

On average, 60 trains carrying Bakken crude roll through Pennsylvania each week, according to information released from state officials on Wednesday.


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PA releases information on crude oil coming through the state

After months of keeping it under wraps, Pennsylvania officials have released information on crude oil shipments from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale transported by rail in the state.

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PA must reveal crude-by-rail information, Open Records office rules

Following a string of train derailments across North America involving crude oil, the Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records (OOR) has ruled that state emergency management officials must release information on crude-oil shipments.

In-depth news

Marcellus Life: One Greene County man’s encounter with a landman

Leigh Shields refused to allow seismic testing for natural gas on his 88 acres in Spraggs, Greene County. He thought if he said no to the company asking, that would be the end of it.

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Report: PA charter schools defrauded $30 million from taxpayers

Three activist groups say Pennsylvania charter schools have defrauded at least $30 million intended for school children in the state since 1997, because of flaws in oversight from state agencies.

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GAO report: Americans at risk until safety regulations for oil and gas transport improve

If federal regulators don’t deal with the risks posed by oil and gas transportation soon, more accidents could occur, putting Americans in danger, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

In-depth news

A top Pittsburgh emergency response official talks about the risks of crude oil trains

Emergency response officials are currently assessing the risks that trains carrying millions of gallons of highly combustible crude oil pose to residents in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Three new studies on fracking all focus on PA

This week was chock full of big news about the health and environmental impacts of fracking in Pennsylvania.