Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy is Senior Counsel for National Wildlife Federation, where he coordinates NWF’s nationwide litigation efforts concerning the development of dirty fossil fuels.

Full Throttle Reverse

The Administration has taken another step backwards in the effort to ensure a stable and safe climate for wildlife.  Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced that the Environmental Protection Agency plans …

Department of Energy Proposed Rule Designed to Prop up Dirty Coal

Under the guise of pushing “grid reliability,” Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry has urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas …

Harvey: With Climate Change, Unprecedented is the New Normal for Wildlife

The word unprecedented is being thrown around a lot these days.  After Hurricane Harvey battered Texas with record rains and as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida and the Caribbean, …

Looking Beyond “Energy Week” to a Thriving Energy Future for Wildlife

Last week was labeled Energy Week by the White House.  Sadly, but not surprisingly, the rhetoric and ideas coming from the Administration could have led one to believe that it …

A Call to Action for Wildlife After the Paris Agreement Withdrawal

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement is deeply disappointing, frustrating and, as National Wildlife Federation CEO Collin O’Mara stated, a “dereliction of duty.”  But dwelling on …

Budget Cuts in Energy Programs Undermine Wildlife

Budgets reflect priorities and values.  On renewable energy and science, the Administration’s proposed budget reflect the wrong priorities and the wrong values for wildlife. Instead of continuing and growing investment …

Repealing Measures to Control Pollution Won’t Bring Back Coal

A recent report from the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy has found that Trump Administration efforts to repeal rules designed to clean the air and reduce the pollution that …

Executive Order Undermining Climate Solutions Threatens Progress for Wildlife

The Administration put forth a sweeping executive order that aims to reverse federal progress in the effort to protect wildlife from the impacts of climate change.  In particular, the Administration is targeting …

New York Train Derailment Highlights Oil-by-Rail Threat to Lake Champlain Region

A train derailment near the banks of Hudson River in New York highlights the continued risk of dangerous crude oil cars that run along the banks of Lake Champlain and …

Congress Must Ensure EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Protects our Water, Air and Wildlife

On Friday February 17, 2017, the Senate approved Scott Pruitt to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency by a vote of 52-46.  The National Wildlife Federation opposed this …

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