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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Coal company’s dark money donations revealed

Alpha Natural Resources, one of the largest coal companies in the United States with major operations in Pennsylvania, funded various pro-coal and climate change denial groups that helped Republicans gain control of Congress in last year’s election, according to The Intercept.

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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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Wolf’s rail expert releases crude-by-rail safety report

A renowned railroad expert said in a report released Monday that trains carrying crude oil should slow down to 35 mph through big cities and that more inspections are needed to reduce the risk of a crash in Pennsylvania.

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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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DEP nixes noise regulations in final oil and gas rules

State regulators decided to nix plans to regulate noise from oil and gas sites in long-awaited drilling regulations announced today by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

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Aug. 10, 2015

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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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New research claims landmark methane study is wrong

One of the foremost studies that measured how much methane leaks from the oil and gas industry “systematically underestimated” the amount of methane leaking into the atmosphere, according to a new scientific paper released this week.

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Obama announces plan to cut carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants

In what he calls “the biggest most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change,” President Barack Obama announced his plan to cut carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants.

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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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