Addie Haughey

Legislative Director, Lands, Wildlife, and Oceans Policy and Legislation Team


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Addie Haughey is the legislative director for Lands, Wildlife, and Oceans in the Policy & Legislation (PAL) department at Earthjustice. Addie’s work targets the biodiversity crisis, which threatens around one million species globally. She leads a team of advocates working in Washington, D.C., to protect our nation’s public lands and cherished wild places, irreplaceable species, and ocean fisheries and habitats.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Addie was the associate director of Government Relations at Ocean Conservancy where she worked on federal ocean policy and planning. She also worked at Defenders of Wildlife on federal forestry policy. She is an adjunct associate professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law where she currently teaches a practicum in Environmental Law.

She is admitted to the Virginia Bar and received her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy & Planning from Virginia Tech.

The Latest from Addie Haughey

July 12, 2023

As the International Seabed Authority Meets, It’s Time for Us to Protect our Oceans from Untested Mining

Earthjustice is standing alongside a diverse group of nations, conservation organizations, scientists, and Indigenous groups, and urging the ISA to stand strong against corporate mining interests and declare a moratorium on deep seabed mining. 
Located in Alaska's panhandle, the Tongass is the country's largest national forest—and home to nearly one-third of all old-growth temperate rainforest remaining in the entire world.
December 20, 2022

Historic Agreement Reached to Protect 30% of Planet’s Lands and Oceans

The Biden administration must lead the U.S. in reversing the biodiversity crisis at this pivotal moment

Jim Kelly and Dana Wilson, members of the Lummi Nation, fish for chum salmon in the Salish Sea.
September 20, 2022

Putting Justice First in Ocean Policy

A new policy platform aims to make ocean policy more equitable by amplifying the voices of the most impacted communities.

Southern resident orca J16 makes rainbows while surfacing in Puget Sound.
October 12, 2021

5 Ways the Biden Administration Can Help End the Biodiversity Crisis

As world leaders gather at COP15 to address mass extinctions, here's how the U.S. can meet the moment.
A waterfall in Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest.
September 20, 2021

The Most Cost-Effective Climate Solution Available: Keep Forests Where They Are

We're calling on the Biden administration to conserve all mature and old-growth trees throughout our federal forests.
Grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park.
July 29, 2021

Congress Making Moves to Address the Biodiversity Crisis

Earthjustice is fighting to stop the mass extinction of species. These bills could help.
The old-growth trees of the Tongass National Forest provide a major buffer against climate change.
May 20, 2021

‘America the Beautiful’ Points the Way Toward Necessary Conservation of Lands and Waters

Here are 4 actions the Biden administration should focus on right away.