Jim Murphy’s Archive

In 2007, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision to mitigate carbon pollution. Photo by 
Davis Staedtler, Flickr

Full Court Review of the Clean Power Plan: What Does it Mean?

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Circuit Court for the D.C. Circuit took the rare step of announcing that the full eleven judge court will hear West Virginia v. Environmental …

The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal would have put endangered orcas at risk. Photo by Dave Ellifrit, NOAA

Victory for Wildlife Over Costly Coal

Opposition to the high costs of coal to wildlife, fragile habitat, and tribes were heard again on May 9th, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the Gateway Pacific coal export …

Climate change will cause wildlife like river otters to lose major food sources such as fish. Photo by NPS

Progress Made in Addressing Climate Change

This ruling laid the foundation for meaningful federal actions under existing law that are achieving real pollution reductions and setting in motion forces that are rapidly cleaning up our energy …

A rooftop solar installation. Flickr photo by Intel Free Press.

States Should Move Forward with Clean Power Plan Compliance

Why? Because building a responsible, renewable energy economy is good for wildlife and good for the economy. It’s also our energy future. The Clean Power Plan is a critical step to …

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Tar Sands Enbridge GXL Pipelines Threaten Wildlife

Moose are already suffering significant declines likely due to climate change in several northern states. Photo by Daniel D'Auria.

What the Clean Power Plan Stay Means

Canada Lynx (photo credit: Flickr user Jeremiah John McBride

Another Win for Wildlife: Request to Stay the Clean Power…

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A Needed Step to Protect Public Lands for Wildlife

Today, the Obama Administration issued a long overdue plan to reform the outdated leasing program for coal mining on federal lands. The current system, which is three decades old, is an …

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Protecting Wildlife from Climate Change in 2016 and Beyond

2015: What a Year! It is not an overstatement to say that 2015 may be looked back upon as the year that we began winning the battle to protect wildlife …

Rail lines that could carry tar sands run along Lake Champlain's shores.  Photo by Jim Murphy

Study Shows Tar Sands Oil Has No Place in the Northeast

In the wake of two of the worst onshore oil spills in U.S. history, a newly issued report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) confirms what the tragic spills in …

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