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.

Study on the Safety of Transporting Tar Sands Oil Avoids the Tough Questions

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) commissioned the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to perform a study on tar sand oil. The study concluded that tar sands oil …

Obama Connects Keystone XL & Climate: Rejection Now a Must

In a landmark speech on climate change, President Obama made a bold statement that he would not approve the Keystone XL pipeline if it will significantly exacerbate the climate problem.  …

U.S. Department of Justice and Arkansas Attorney General Move to Penalize ExxonMobil

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth of pound of cure. And that brings us to the latest chapter of ExxonMobil’s reckless safety record.  In the spirit …

Thousands Brave the Cold to Say NO to Tar Sands in New England

Sub-zero temperatures were no match for an enthusiastic crowd in Portland, who protested a plan to bring the world’s dirtiest oil through their backyard.

Big Oil’s Big Plans for Tar Sands in New England

Big Oil, you just can’t trust it. In 2008, when they thought no one was watching, oil companies Enbridge and the Portland Montreal Pipeline Company hatched a plan to reverse …

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