Jim Murphy’s Archive

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

As we continue to celebrate the November rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, which prevented the pumping of over 800,000 barrels per day of carbon intensive, toxic tar sands oil through …

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

Recent news from the Supreme Court that it was staying the current Administration’s Clean Power Plan was certainly a disappointment. However, it is important to realize what the stay order does …

Canada Lynx (photo credit: Flickr user Jeremiah John McBride

Another Win for Wildlife: Request to Stay the Clean Power Plan Rejected

The good news for wildlife keeps coming. On January 21, a three judge panel on the United State Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected requests from states …

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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Today, the Obama Administration issued a long overdue plan to reform the outdated leasing program for coal mining on federal lands.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 …

Offshore wind turbines (photo: London Array)

Price on Carbon Needed to Protect Wildlife

Paris Talks Call for Action As the Paris negotiations near their end, hopes for a groundbreaking deal remain high. While negotiators face challenges on issues such as finding an equitable and transparent …

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Another Step Towards Achieving a Wildlife-Friendly Clean Energy Future

The path to clean, wildlife-friendly energy continues to be open wide. Instead of derailing the Clean Power Plan – the first ever restrictions on harmful carbon pollution from power plants – …

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Keystone Rejected: A Huge Win for People and Wildlife

President Obama took an historic step to help protect wildlife from destructive, climate disrupting tar sands oil and extreme fossil fuels. On November 6, he rejected the ill-conceived Keystone XL pipeline. …

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