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

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W. Va. train derailment brings questions about safety in PA

The derailment and explosion of CSX train cars carrying crude oil through south-central West Virginia has already reignited a call in Pennsylvania for increased crude-by-rail safety standards.

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Wolf proposes severance tax on natural gas drillers

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced his plans to move forward on implementing a severance tax on the natural gas drilling industry. Such a tax would fulfill one of Wolf’s campaign promises and revenues would go to boost state education funding.

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Marcellus Life: A Native American protest to stop a PA pipeline

Chief Carlos Whitewolf beat a small hand drum and sang a Native American prayer for Mother Earth in the cold January air in Hershey, Pa.

Many of the 50 or so other protesters outside the Hershey Lodge, where national Republican leaders attended a retreat, demonstrated against issues like the Keystone XL pipeline and climate change.

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The five-year problem the DEP didn’t know about

On Jan. 16, it was announced that Range Resources, a major gas driller in Pennsylvania, violated state regulations for about five years when it failed to keep correct records of the water it was extracting from waterways in the state for its fracking operations.

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Wolf reinstates fracking ban in state parks and forests

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf fulfilled a campaign promise by signing an executive order today to stop granting new leases for oil and gas drilling in state parks and forests.

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Frac sand, like that spilled in Uniontown, a necessary component of fracking

Last week a train hauling frac sand for use in the Marcellus Shale derailed in Uniontown, Pa.

No one was injured, but several train cars landed near homes, spilling their loads of sand. The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating the incident.

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Obama takes hard line on climate action

"I will not let this Congress endanger the health of our children by turning back the clock on our efforts.”


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Police arrest eight anti-fracking protesters at Wolf inauguration

Eight people protesting fracking were arrested today at Gov. Tom Wolf’s inauguration. State police arrested the protesters for disorderly conduct after they interrupted Wolf’s speech by whistling and shouting at him, urging him to ban fracking, according to StateImpact Pennsylvania.

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Clean Air Council looks at health impact of cracker plant

The Clean Air Council has looked the potential health impact of Shell's proposed ethane cracker plant on Beaver County’s residents.

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Shell to pay Nigerian fishing community $84 million after two massive oil spills

Oil giant Shell has agreed to pay $84 million in a settlement with thousands of Nigerian fishermen and the Bodo community in the Niger Delta after two oil spills plagued the area in 2008 and 2009.