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Ed Chen, Federal Communications Director, Washington, DC

Ed Chen
I’ve spent much of my career as a political journalist, mostly at the L.A. Times and, more recently, at Bloomberg News as its senior White House correspondent. For a decade-plus, I worked out of 1600 Pa. Ave., covering Clinton, Bush and Obama, as well as five presidential campaigns, one recount and one impeachment. In my spare time, I’ve written for a variety of magazines, including the N.Y. Times, the Atlantic and even that final arbiter of popular culture, People, and authored three books. As federal communications director, it’s my job to ensure that NRDC’s mission and accomplishments are broadly and accurately portrayed in the 24/7 media world and to help NRDC achieve its objectives through media "strategery."

Recent Posts

White House to Focus on Greening of Sports

Posted July 16, 2012 by Ed Chen

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Presidents make a practice of hosting Americans from all walks of life. But few visitors generate more excitement at the White House than sports superstars. One such gathering occurred on March 30, 2001, when President George W. Bush, a former...continued

Jay Rockefeller: A Voice of Reason, and Vision

Posted June 27, 2012 by Ed Chen

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Jay Rockefeller is quite the truth-teller.  I was reminded of that when he discussed the future of coal while opposing a bid in the Senate last week to repeal historic public health protections against mercury pollution from power plants. Candor...continued

NRDC Urges Obama to Protect Public Health and Defend EPA

Posted August 19, 2010 by Ed Chen

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On the first morning of his summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama is being greeted by a playful, two-page ad in the local Gazette. Behind our good-natured ad, though, is a very serious issue. We are urging the president to help safeguard...continued

NRDC Trustee Unveils $1.4 Million Prize to Find New Ways to Clean Oil Spills

Posted July 29, 2010 by Ed Chen

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  Wendy Schmidt believes human ingenuity will find new, far more effective ways to clean up the next BP-like oil spill disaster. And she’s betting $1.4 million on it. Spurred by BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster, the X Prize Foundation today...continued


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