The Latest by Holly Harris

Staff Attorney

Holly Harris worked at Earthjustice until 2019, developing legal strategies to protect Alaska’s incomparable environment for future generations and advocating on behalf of communities and organizations concerned about the risks of offshore oil and gas development in the Arctic Ocean.

Tlingit tribal member Wanda Culp traveled to Washington to ask U.S. Forest Service head Jim Hubbard to protect Alaska's Tongass National Forest, where Culp lives.
March 20, 2019

‘It Is the Largest National Forest, and I’m Going to Keep It That Way’

Indigenous women from Southeast Alaska traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the Tongass National Forest and the Roadless Rule.

The Tongass National Forest, Alaska
July 30, 2015

Huge Victory from the Ninth Circuit Protects the Tongass National Forest

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has protected the roadless portions of the Tongass National Forest—the largest and wildest national forest—from new road-building and logging.

The waters off the Arctic—especially the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas—host a rich variety of marine life, such as beluga whales.
April 10, 2013

ConocoPhillips Surrenders on Arctic Ocean Drilling

Thanks in part to pressure brought on by Earthjustice litigation, another oil giant has announced no drilling in the Arctic—underscoring the need to permanently protect the region and its inhabitants from reckless oil development.