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.
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Executive Order Undermining Carbon Pollution 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 …

A photo from the rail line along Lake Champlain.  A derailment of an oil car would almost certainly contaminate the lake at certain points.  Photo by: Barbarina Heyerdahl

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 …

Grand Teton National Park.  Photo by National Wildlife Federation photo contest entrant Katherine Plessner.

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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EPA Must Continue to Act on Climate for Wildlife

In 1970, President Richard Nixon created the United State Environmental Protection Agency to protect human health and the environment.  At the time, cities were choked with smog, some rivers were …

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Effects of an Historic Climate Agreement

The threat to such things I hold dear turns my attention to the world stage. An historic agreement to address global climate change has been ratified by enough nations to go …

The Clean Power Plan’s Day in Court

Please help urge the courts to make the right decision for wildlife by retweeting the following tweet: Urging courts to make the right decision for #wildlife by upholding @EPA’s Clean …

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Halting Tar Sands Transport in the Northeast

Retweet the following tweet to show your support for NYDEC’s decision: Thank you NYDEC for requiring strict review of proposal for #tarsands oil by rail through #NY! https://t.co/RlcHk9pKb5 pic.twitter.com/76aYVYIvyd — …

See this guy? He actually doesn't mind global warming all that much. ( flickr | smccann )

Collateral Damage: Pollinators, Climate Change and Zika

These bees – pollinators that work to ensure that many of our wild and domestic plants and crops get pollinated and are allowed to fruit – were not killed by …

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Wildlife Awaits Issuance of Stream Protection Rule

In Appalachia, a practice called mountain top removal has caused the literal burial and destruction of approximately 2,000 miles of stream, while leveling 500 mountains. The practice has polluted many …

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Flawed Pipeline Review Process Puts Tribes and Waters at Risk

The Standing Rock Sioux tribes have a filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to halt construction of the pipeline due to inadequate review and tribal consultation under bedrock laws …

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