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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Big pipeline projects proposed for PA won’t pay property taxes

Major pipeline projects planned for Pennsylvania won’t be subject to property taxes, as they are in some other states, because state law exempts natural gas pipelines from real estate taxes.

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A silent community speaks out about communications technology

Her voice and hands sapped by ALS, Mount Lebanon resident Mara Sweterlitsch uses a speech-generating device to write and print out questions for her next doctor’s appointment.

Jennifer Lowe, a 46-year-old Brighton Heights woman with cerebral palsy, handles email and phone calls through her communication device to work as an education consultant for students with disabilities.

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US, China announce aggressive new climate change goals

This is a big freaking deal when it comes to the global fight against climate change.

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Down the line

There’s not enough pipeline infrastructure in our region to move all the natural gas coming from fracking in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays to other markets.That’s changing. Big pipeline projects (some with hefty price tags) are in the works to move the gas and natural gas liquids. Some of them won’t be ready for years. Regulatory approval for these interstate projects can be slow. And some of the pipelines face intense opposition along their routes.

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What will Wolf as governor mean for energy and the environment?

Now that we know that Tom Wolf will be Pennsylvania’s next governor, what does that mean for the state’s energy and environment landscape?

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Making cash from gas, not safety issues, takes center stage in PA governor race

It’s how to make money from fracking that’s taken the main stage in Pennsylvania’s race for governor, not safety issues or fracking in state forests.

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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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