PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 

Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 

The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - UT: Environmental Justice

PHOTO: Utah lawsuits contend counties should have transportation rights-of-way on roads on federal land in the state, even if  like this spot in Kane County  they don't look much like roads. Courtesy of SUWA.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Attorney General's office is at the helm of 30 lawsuits against the federal government, and the first was decided in the state's favor this week. At issue is the state or county seeking a right-of-way - or the right to use - thousands of miles of undeveloped roads and trai

PHOTO: The San Rafael Swell area that straddles Utah and Wyoming is of interest to oil and gas developers, and has been the subject of a two-year court case. Courtesy Bureau of Land Management.

SALT LAKE CITY - Before putting an oil or gas lease up for auction on public land, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is supposed to consider the effects of development on wildlife, water and air quality. Concerns that the BLM had not done a thorough job of that led the Interior Department to put a

PHOTO: Gas wells could be located on the far cliffs in this photo and in the

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's Desolation Canyon wouldn't be quite so desolate with almost 1,300 oil and gas wells drilled in the area. The latest volley in the battle to scale down a project by Gasco, a Colorado-based energy developer, is a lawsuit by conservation groups. They're asking a federal judge t

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