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Former Environment Reporter
Amy Quinton has more than 18 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." 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.
August 7, 2017
A federal water bill that supporters say will streamline dam and water storage projects in California faces an uphill battle in the Senate. One of the largest water suppliers in the state says it's unlikely to support it.
August 1, 2017
The first major step in implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is complete, and regulators are calling the result a success.
July 27, 2017
Now that California's cap-and-trade program has been extended another decade, the focus on fighting climate change turns to cleaner fuels.
June 29, 2017
The Golden 1 Center is one of the greenest arenas in the country. This week, the Sacramento Kings have a chance to showcase the environmental features to sports executives from around the nation.
June 26, 2017
Two federal wildlife agencies gave a green light to Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to re-engineer California’s water delivery system.
June 15, 2017
Scientists have long known that wildfires pollute the air with soot and other fine particles that are dangerous to human health. But as a new study shows, particle pollution from wildfires is much worse than previously thought.
June 13, 2017
A wealth of weather and climate data and the jobs of the scientists who analyze it may be at risk under President Trump’s budget proposal.
June 12, 2017
A report from the Public Policy Institute of California examines how the state and urban areas managed the drought, and what policies might work best going forward.
June 2, 2017
California lawmakers have approved several bills designed to address the state’s lack of affordable housing.
June 1, 2017
UPDATE at 11:15pm: Efforts to create a statewide single-payer health care system and address housing affordability have advanced in the California Legislature. But rival bills to extend cap-and-trade both stalled in the Assembly.