All-Star Memorial Day: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Former EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe, and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson

The best lineup ever on the American Shoreline Podcast

On this Memorial Day, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham have assembled an all-star lineup of guests for this episode of the American Shoreline Podcast.  We kick off the show with former Texas Senator and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot, Vietnam vet, and one-time leader of the Texas General Land Office, the state's lead coastal agency.  We're then joined by U.S. Senator  Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Co-Chair of the Senate Coastal Caucus, and one of the leading thinkers on coastal policy and climate change in the United States.  Always a privilege to speak to Senator Whitehouse.  Finally, we top off this amazing day with Bob Perciasepe, former Deputy and Acting Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) and current President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.  These three leaders have spent a lifetime working in the public interest, especially on coastal issues. They bring to the table decades of experience, leadership, and judgement and  they share with us their insights into the state of the American shoreline today.  Don't miss this premier episode of the American Shoreline Podcast.  Only on ASPN.

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.