The 27 Year Fight for the Congressional Moratorium on Offshore Drilling with Richard Charter | Sea Change

The long fight over drilling off the American shoreline

During this episode, Jenna chats with Richard Charter, Senior Fellow with The Ocean Foundation. Richard has more than 40 years of experience ensuring the protection of fragile ecosystems and sensitive coastlines. If you're interested in learning about the history of offshore oil and gas development and marine protected areas in the U.S., where they stand today, and how you can make a difference within your own community and on the national stage, this is the show for you.

Jenna Valente

A passion for conservation and appreciation for the natural world was engrained in Jenna at a young age. Her father was in the Coast Guard. This meant she always had the fortune of living near the ocean, including Hawaii, Washington State, and Maine. Both of her parents encouraged her to spend the majority of her time outside. As a result, she finds that she is most comfortable barefoot and exploring the coast, countryside, or mountains. Her favorite thing about the ocean is the sheer power of it all. Jenna joined the American Littoral Society as the Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator from the Chesapeake Research Consortium where she was a member of the communications staff and focused on building the brand of the program and ensure the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Jenna completed her Executive Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech in 2015 and also has her Bachelors in Communication and Journalism from the University of Maine.