The Latest by Kari Birdseye

Advocacy Communications Manager

Kari Birdseye worked at Earthjustice from 2011–2016, as a national press secretary and on advocacy campaigns protecting our health and the environment from the impacts of pesticides and toxic chemicals.

October 6, 2011

Plot Thickens On Politics Of Keystone Pipeline XL

Documents released as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Earthjustice have uncovered strong ties between Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and the team of lobbyists hired to promote the pipeline’s approval at the State Department. The documents provide evidence of inappropriately cozy relationships between State Department employees and lobbyists for …

September 13, 2011

Arctic Ice Melt Second Highest in Recorded History

Update (9/15): Scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado confirmed today on a conference call with Earthjustice that the Arctic has lost the second highest amount of ice since monitoring began. Listen to a recording of the conference call: We’ve all heard about the rapid pace of the …

June 29, 2011

Clean Power to the People

Once upon a time, a valley known for being so fertile that it could grow much of America’s produce came to be known for something else entirely: air pollution. The people of California’s San Joaquin Valley needed help because the polluted air was making them sick with asthma — at rates three times higher than the …

May 6, 2011

Melting of Arctic Isn't on Radar Screen of Arctic Council

Polar bears are drowning. Huge glaciers are melting. Low-lying cities are worried. All because of climate change. But, when the eight nations of the “Arctic Council” meet next week, climate change won’t be on their agenda—despite a frightening new report on climate change by the council’s own task force. Members of the council are those …

April 22, 2011

On the Job Training: Earthjustice-Style

(Kari Birdseye is the new National Press Secretary for Earthjustice. An 11-year veteran with CNN, she was comforted by the familiar, hectic pace she experienced in her first week with Earthjustice communications.) What a week. What a first week at work for Earthjustice. Even before I entered the doors, I knew the Gulf Oil Spill anniversary …