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Regional Office

Alaska Office

The Arctic's Beaufort Sea. (Florian Schulz /
The Alaska office works to safeguard public lands and wildlife from destructive oil and gas drilling, mining and logging, and to protect the region's marine and coastal ecosystems.

Signature Work

Famed for its immense wilderness and abundant wildlife, Alaska is home to the United States’ only Arctic region, the largest national forest in the nation — the Tongass — and a rich native culture that dates back millennia.

Opened in 1978, our Alaska regional office works to safeguard public lands, waters and wildlife from destructive oil and gas drilling, mining and logging and to protect the region's marine and coastal ecosystems. Learn about some of the office's current and past legal cases.

Working Green: Alaska

The construction and day-to-day operation of buildings have a powerful impact on our planet. Earthjustice is actively promoting a green, environmentally-conscious future outside of the courtroom. Learn about the green features of the Juneau location of the Alaska regional office.

Highlights of past successes include:

  • Defeating a State of Alaska challenge to the Roadless Rule nationwide;
  • Enjoining countless old-growth Tongass timber sales in lawsuits over a span of nearly 30 years;
  • Protecting the Arctic from development’s harm, including the Western Arctic’s most sensitive wildlife habitat near Teshekpuk Lake, thus opening the door to permanent protection of the area;
  • Winning protections for Alaska’s ocean ecosystems and marine animals, including Steller sea lions;
  • Forcing substantial reform of gold placer mining practices throughout Interior Alaska through a successful litigation campaign; and
  • Defeating a proposed permit to dump mine tailings from the Quartz Hill Molybdenum Mine into the waters of Misty Fjords National Monument.
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Contact Alaska Office

325 Fourth Street
Juneau, AK  99801
(907) 586-2751

441 W 5th Avenue, Ste. 301
Anchorage, AK  99501
(907) 277-2500

Media Inquiries

Rebecca Bowe
(415) 217-2093

Contacto de Prensa

Robert Valencia
(212) 845-7376


Eric Jorgensen Managing Attorney

Erik Grafe Deputy Managing Attorney

Emma Askea Legal Practice Assistant / Litigation Assistant I

Ian Dooley Associate Attorney

Olivia Glasscock Associate Attorney

Kate Glover Staff Attorney

Iris Korhonen-Penn Litigation Paralegal

Jeremy Lieb Associate Attorney

Sarah Saunders Legal Practice Manager / Litigation Assistant

Tom Waldo Senior Counsel

Erin Whalen Staff Attorney

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