03 August 2010 Q&A with Richard Charter: Hurricane season Posted by: Richard Charter | 1 comment | Share: The danger of Tropical Storm Bonnie has passed, but hurricane season in the Gulf region not yet come to an end. What could happen should a storm surge or hurricane hit the Gulf coast? Defenders senior policy advisor and offshore drilling expert Richard Charter says, “It is possible that a heavy surge, which is almost like a small tsunami or a large high tide, could carry more oil further into the marshes of Louisiana… we could see oil carried further inland than we’ve previously seen, into sensitive bays, estuaries and river mouths.” One Response to “Q&A with Richard Charter: Hurricane season” Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up Helicopter gunning kills 23 wolves in Idaho; Urge Secretary Jewell to abandon gray wolf delisting proposal — Call your representative by March 14; Washington wildlife agency urged to end support for abolishing federal wolf protections; The latest on Governor Otter’s wolf control board. Two Too Many Development Projects in the Ivanpah Valley While these projects most definitely directly impact a species that has been identified as threatened and is dependent on the habitat where they would be built, Silver State South and Stateline’s approval is most troubling for a bigger reason. You see, this isn’t just an issue for the Ivanpah Valley. Developers and agencies need to be conscious of how and where they plan energy projects all across the country. They need to look at renewable energy planning with a landscape-wide lens, understanding that building in the right places and making an effort to minimize environmental impacts from the start are essential. California’s Rim Fire: Opportunities Rise from the Ashes After California’s devastating Rim Fire, will officials take the opportunity to give nature a chance to fully recover?