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.

Clean Water Under Threat at Supreme Court

On October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could remove longstanding protections for roughly half the nation’s streams and wetlands. Sackett v. EPA — an already … Read more

North Atlantic Right Whales

Offshore Wind and Considerations for Wildlife

At the end of November, the Biden Administration took another big step towards fulfilling its goal of creating jobs and addressing climate change by investing in offshore wind energy — … Read more

What a Changing Court Could Mean for Our Wildlife, Waters, and Climate

The nation’s highest court has passed down many landmark decisions over the last few decades regarding a wide array of environmental topics—from climate change to wetlands to tailpipe emissions. Here … Read more

The Clean Power Plan replacement is a disaster for people and wildlife

On the heels of perhaps one of the most alarming reports that human activity – exacerbated by climate change – is on course to drive perhaps a million species to … Read more

Responsible Wind Power: Protecting Wildlife While Solving Climate Change

The return of the California condor is one of America’s most heartening wildlife stories. Due to habitat loss, poaching, and lead poisoning, this most magnificent and largest of North American … Read more

Gutting the Clean Power Plan

As the impacts of climate change hit home in another summer of regrettable records such as the massive megafires that are burning in California and the red tide that is … Read more

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Changes at the Supreme Court: What’s At Stake for Wildlife?

With the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the future of wildlife and federal stewardship of our natural resources hangs in the balance. While he generally voted with … Read more

Set a Price on Pollution, Protect Wildlife

Turning scientifically-supported climate policy on its head, the Trump Administration is considering a bailout of coal and nuclear plants that would essentially subsidize pollution. Under the banner of grid reliability and military … Read more

Taking Legal Action to Protect America’s Migratory Birds

This is for the birds. One of America’s oldest conservation laws and wildlife successes is under attack.  Passed during the Woodrow Wilson administration in 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act … Read more

Clean Power Plan Repeal and Replace Scheme Threatens Wildlife

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is at it again with a plan to gut America’s first ever federal measure to protect wildlife from the dangers of climate … Read more