The Snake River Alliance, Idaho’s nuclear watchdog and clean-energy advocate for 40 years, will have a new executive director beginning May 1.

     Holly Harris comes to the organization after more than nine years as a staff attorney for Earthjustice in Alaska.  Before that she worked for the firm K&L Gates in Seattle, focusing on environmental matters and renewable energy and supervising teams dedicated to Superfund cleanup design and implementation. 

     Harris has a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Alaska, an M.S. in public administration with a concentration on natural resources policy from the University of Oregon and a law degree from the University of Oregon. 

     In 2018, the organization led a grassroots campaign to raise public awareness about proposed plutonium shipments to Idaho. The Department of Energy abandoned the plan for those shipments.

     “We’re now trying to stop construction of 12 nuclear power reactors at the Idaho National Laboratory,” Hoefnagels said. “Holly will be an excellent leader for this effort.”

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