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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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.

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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.

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How a bunch of scrappy reporters got chased off an oil well pad in Mississippi

In early September I found myself crammed on a bus with about 50 feisty environmental journalists rolling around Mississippi. We were on a mission to scope out a couple of oil-drilling sites and we were hoping to get our eyes on some fracking.

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Gas industry-backed group gets $150,000 from state to study health effects of drilling

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approved a grant to a natural gas industry-backed group to study the potential health impacts from drilling, reports StateImpact Pennsylvania.

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New website about PA amusement rides falls short

A new state website created to provide Pennsylvanians with more information about  amusement-park ride inspections gives the public little information about the rides themselves, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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After years, PA’s DEP makes results of water contamination cases public

For the first time, Pennsylvania has made public the details of 243 cases of water contamination of private water wells caused by oil and gas drilling activities.

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PA Health Department says it will improve responses to health complaints

Pennsylvania Department of Health officials said they’ve improved the process for dealing with health-related complaints from residents near Marcellus Shale drilling operations.

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Report alleges Marcellus drillers lacked permits for fracking with diesel

A new report from an environmental group says that natural gas drillers, including some in Pennsylvania, are fracking wells with diesel fuel, or fuels similar to it, without required federal permits to protect against potential health hazards.

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Some at the Pittsburgh Triathlon had an especially crappy experience

It seems that, for some folks, the Aug. 3 Pittsburgh Triathlon got a little … well, how do I say this … poopy.

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