Rocky Kistner

Rocky Kistner is a media associate in NRDC’s Washington, DC office and has been working from NRDC’s Gulf Resource Center in Buras, Louisiana.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 7:13am
Two Months Later, Arkansas Residents Still Hurting From ExxonMobil Tar Sands Spill
More than two months after ExxonMobil’s 65-year-old Pegasus pipeline burst and spewed a gusher of thick Canadian tar sands oil through Mayflower, AR, and into a marsh on Lake Conway—the state’s most popular fishing spot—residents are still complaining of health problems and are worried about poisonous impacts on wildlife and in the environment. Many locals and some scientists have little faith in the continuous rosy assurances from Exxon and the Unified Command that
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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 8:02am
In Canada's Tar Sands, a Dante's Hell Threatens People Nearby and Across the Globe
In Canada's western province of Alberta, Melina Laboucan-Massimo’s community—the Lubicon Lake Nation —has endured a withering toxic tar sands oil assault, an Armageddon against nature few Americans are fully aware of. Here in the once pristine sub-Arctic, tar sands mining operations level vast swaths of boreal forests near native lands, as pipelines burst and spew corrosive chemical-laced tar sands oil
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Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 12:13pm
Residents Say Sea Turtles Rot on Beaches of the Gulf
Laurel Lockamy thought she had seen the worst of the oil disaster last summer when waves of oil and tar patties washed onto her beach in Gulfport, MS, taking a major toll on the local tourist industry.
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