Brettny Hardy

Senior Attorney Oceans Program


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Julie Hauserman
Public Affairs and Communications Strategist
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AK (former), CA, NY

Brettny Hardy first joined Earthjustice with the Alaska regional office in 2012, and now works with the Oceans program in the California regional office.

She received her J.D. from the Duke University School of Law in 2007. Brettny also holds a master’s degree in environmental management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. While attending Duke, she served as the president of her law school student body and co-authored an article on the constitutional limits of state action to address climate change. She also served as an executive editor on the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. Before joining Earthjustice, she began her legal practice in New York at a private law firm, working on complex civil litigation, with a focus on patent litigation.

Brettny graduated from Pomona College where she earned a B.S. in biology. After college, she spent five years in the Florida Keys, first as a scuba diving instructor and then as an environmental educator at a marine mammal facility. The experience introduced her to the complexities of environmental conflicts and inspired her to pursue a career in conservation.

Media Highlights with Brettny Hardy:

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A line forms outside of the public hearing about President Trump’s plans to expand offshore oil drilling.
August 28, 2018

California Needs to Vote to Stop New Offshore Drilling in Our State

California state legislators can take a stand against offshore drilling by voting yes on two bills this week.
The endangered North Atlantic right whale is just one of the marine animals that seismic testing off the East Coast would harm.
June 30, 2017

Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals

As companies search for oil and gas deposits buried beneath the ocean floor in the Atlantic, whales and dolphins could suffer permanent hearing damage and even death.
April 8, 2016

What Will Happen When Genetically Engineered Salmon Escape Into the Wild?

The FDA has failed to fully examine the risks that a new species of genetically engineered salmon would present to wild salmon.