Natasha Khan

Reporter | PublicSource

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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 six 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 and new safety regulations, PublicSource provides a roundup of stories every Friday.*

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Yesterday was a big deal for global climate policy

In a big day for the fight against climate change, political leaders worldwide made promises Tuesday to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions. The announcements come just five months before a United Nations meeting in Paris aimed at coming up with a first-of-its-kind international climate pact

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The Friday derailment roundup

Derailment after derailment. They just keep happening.

Since early February, there have been at least six 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 and new safety regulations, PublicSource provides a roundup of stories every Friday.

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Two men. One coal-ash dump. No answers.

George “Sonny” Markish stood in his yard with a TV reporter in April 2013 and pointed to a towering hill next to his house in LaBelle, Fayette County.

The camera zoomed in on Markish, with slicked-back gray hair, swiping his hand across a window sill coated in a dusty substance.

“When I come out here my eyes begin to water,” he told the Christian Broadcasting Network reporter. “I can taste foul things, and I see dust that is coming from the dump.”

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A PA court strikes down law that bolstered NRA gun challenges

In a big victory for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and other state and local politicians, a state court Thursday threw out a law that aided the National Rifle Association in challenging local gun ordinances in court.

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PublicSource holds panel on crude-by-rail dangers in Pittsburgh

You know you’ve seen them.

Long chains of torpedo-like black tank cars snaking through Pittsburgh on creaky rails. Hugging downtown buildings. Gliding by homes. Slithering past rivers.

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The Friday derailment roundup

Derailment after derailment. They just keep happening.

Since early February, there have been at least six 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 and new safety regulations, PublicSource provides a roundup of stories every Friday.

News post

The Friday derailment roundup

Derailment after derailment. They just keep happening.

Since early February, there have been at least six 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 and new safety regulations, PublicSource provides a roundup of stories every Friday.

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PA Senate discusses adding more track inspectors

The Pennsylvania Senate held a joint committee hearing this week to address the risks of crude oil trains rolling through the state. However, they have little regulatory authority to do so since that power lies mainly in the hands of the federal government, according to StateImpact Pennsylvania.

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PublicSource investigation led state to put amusement park inspection records online

Before you buckle into a roller coaster for an adrenaline rush this summer you might want to check the last time the ride was inspected.

Last year, the state put inspection records for every amusement ride and attraction in Pennsylvania online via a new website.

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