PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

Casper, WY – Squeezing oil from stone. That's being promoted as the next generation of oil development for Wyoming, as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to put millions of acres of public lands up for lease for oil shale production. However, David Alberswerth, energy policy expert with

Casper, WY – People in Wyoming and neighboring states are worried that in the push for "clean energy," an upswing in uranium mining activity may mean dirty air and waterways. Concerned citizens are meeting Saturday in Casper to talk about the pros and cons of the rush for uranium claims in th

Pinedale, WY – Big cities across the country aren't the only places wondering how they'll meet the new ozone health safety rules issued this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Small-town Wyoming is wondering the same. Ozone air advisories have been issued several times this wint

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming's message of "whoa!" on oil and gas drilling is being heard in Washington, D.C. today. A Senate committee is looking at the "Wyoming Range Legacy Act," which puts about one million acres of forest land off limits to oil and gas development. Outfitter Gary Amerine from

Laramie, WY – The avalanche danger is "high" in Wyoming -- from flurries of federal paperwork. Conservation, recreation and labor groups are tracking the plethora of documents generated in the latest push to drill and develop public land throughout the state. Laurie Milford with the Wyoming O

Pinedale, WY – At stake are big plans and big money for Wyoming, so the idea of stepping up gas drilling in the Pinedale Anticline is getting a lot of attention. A recent public hearing was so crowded with people from all over the state, that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will set

Cheyenne, WY – High market prices are luring companies back into the uranium mining game in Wyoming, and it's getting the attention of Congress. Today, a Senate committee considers updating the 1872 Mining Act, which oversees uranium and other hard rock mining. Jane Danowitz with the Pew Campa

Cheyenne, WY – Ten years, more than a million comments and several lawsuits: It's a long history for the "Roadless Rule," which was first proposed a decade ago today. The rule protects more than 3 million acres of National Forest land in Wyoming from development. Mike Dombeck, the Forest Serv

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