PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 

Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 

The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - CO: Toxics

On Monday, the Colorado State Supreme Court overturned two measures passed by Fort Collins and Longmont voters to limit hydraulic fracturing. (Metaphortography/iStockphoto)

DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court struck down two measures on Monday passed by Fort Collins and Longmont voters to limit fracking. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association had petitioned the court to overturn the city laws, arguing state regulations trump municipalities and the justices agreed in a

A broad coalition is stepping up in defense of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Faith leaders, elected officials, public health experts and environmental advocates have filed statements in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is considering a case brought by industry groups a

A new bill to stop implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan will be heard Thursday in a state Senate committee. (Pixabay)

DENVER - A new effort to block the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan will be heard Thursday in the Colorado Senate's Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee. If passed, Senate Bill 46 would put a two-year hold on the state's planning efforts to reduce climate pollution f

Colorado's governor says the state won't back down on its efforts to reduce climate pollution, even though the U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (Mohsan Dabiri-e Vaziri/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - On the heels of this week's U.S. Supreme Court decision temporarily blocking implementation of the Clean Power Plan, Gov. John Hickenlooper says Colorado still is committed to having the cleanest air in the nation and will continue to work to reduce emissions. The high court's move comes a

Climate advocates, energized by the U.S. Department of the Interior's announcement to stop new coal leases on public lands, are gearing up to make the move permanent. (Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Groups working to prevent the most catastrophic impacts of climate change say they'll double down on organizing efforts after Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced a sweeping overhaul of how publicly owned coal is managed. Theo Spencer, senior policy advocate with the Natural R

Wild bee habitat is on the decline in many of the country's most important farmlands, according to a new report. (Debivort/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Wild bee populations in the U.S. are disappearing in many of the country's most important farmlands, including the Great Plains and California's Central Valley according to a national study led by the University of Vermont. Taylor Ricketts, professor and director, University of Vermont's

Climate activists are protesting new drilling leases on more than 90,000 acres of public land in Colorado. Credit: Sierra Club

DENVER – Organizers are expecting a hundred people from some 17 organizations at this morning's Keep It in the Ground rally outside the Bureau of Land Management's offices in Lakewood just outside of Denver. Ruth Breech, senior climate and energy campaigner with the Rainforest Action Network

Policymakers on Colorado's Western Slope are meeting with methane-mitigation industry leaders this week to learn more about the latest technologies available to reduce pollution. Credit: Ekton/iStockphoto.

DENVER – Companies in the business of capturing lost methane, the primary component of natural gas, are taking their show on the road this week to present to local officials on Colorado's Western Slope. Jim Armstrong, co-founder and president of Apogee Scientific, says the nation loses over $

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