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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Valuing our natural heritage: The Green Investments 2015 Budget The environmental community recently released its Green Investments 2015 Budget, a proposal for Congress to invest in our lands and wildlife and put a halt to harmful cuts that hurt both our environment and our economy. Last Week to Submit Your Photos! Defenders 5th annual photo contest is now in it’s final week, but you still have time to submit your best wildlife and wild lands photos for a chance to win a trip to Yellowstone National Park with renowned wildlife photographer Jess Lee! Failing Report Card on Federal Efforts to Conserve Sage-grouse Analyzing the federal plans for sage-grouse conservation, our experts find some serious problems for this iconic and already imperiled bird.