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Amy Quinton

Environment Reporter

Amy Quinton has more than 13 years experience in public radio. Amy came to Sacramento from New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) where she was the Environment Reporter. At NHPR, she spent countless hours in the state legislature reporting on energy and environmental policy. She also became Interim News Director, managing NHPR's daily news coverage from reporters and stringers across the state. Amy has also reported for NPR member stations WFAE in Charlotte, NC, WAMU in Washington D.C. and American Public Media's "Marketplace." She started her career in television news but quickly discovered that public radio allowed her the time to do the in-depth journalism that she loved. During her career, Amy has received numerous awards for her reporting, including the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism presented by the Society of Professional Journalists.

    Stories by Amy Quinton

  • Water Use Drops In Sacramento Region in September

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Overall water use decreased again in September compared to last year in the Sacramento region. Water providers are also pumping less groundwater, despite a heavier reliance on it in the drought.

  • Photo / California Department of Water Resources

    California Releases Comprehensive Water Plan

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    The California Department of Water Resources has released its plan for how to manage water for the next 40 years. It will require investing billions of dollars over the next decade.

  • Photo / Curtis Jerome Haynes

    US Forest Service & Environmentalists Settle Lawsuit

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    A legal battle between conservation groups and the US Forest Service over management of the Sierra Nevada national forests has come to an end. The groups have reached a settlement after nearly a decade.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    California Still At Risk Of Floods During Drought

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    If a flood were to hit Twitchell Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta it would threaten much of California’s water supply. It’s why emergency management agencies are holding flood-fighting exercises during a drought.

  • Photo / Wikipedia

    Tomato Growers Expect Record Year Despite Drought

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    The drought has California farmers leaving thousands of acres fallow this year. But growers still chose to plant processing tomatoes. They’re expected to have a record year.

  • Gov. Brown: California Should Lead The Way With Water Policies

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    California Governor Jerry Brown says the state can lead the way with its water policies just as California is leading the way with initiatives for renewable energy and climate change.

  • NASA/JPL-Caltech

    NASA Spacecraft Could Help California Address Drought

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Scientists may soon have a more accurate way to predict the extent and severity of droughts, floods and even the amount of food California can produce.

  • October 20th Is Last Day To Register To Vote

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Just like the procrastination that comes with filing taxes, voters are waiting until the last minute to register to vote. Monday is the last day for Californians to register for the November 4th election.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    California Has New Senate Leader

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    California now has a new Senate President pro Tem. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, Senator Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles was sworn in at a ceremony in his district Wednesday night.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    Rooftop Solar Installed in Low Income Neighborhood

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    The nation's largest solar nonprofit is installing free solar energy systems in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. The project is designed to help homeowners in low income neighborhoods.