Nationally syndicated environmental newspaper columnist Edward Flattau has published twice-a-week commentary since June 1972 and is the longest running columnist in the field. His prize-winning column first appeared when he took over the assignment from the late former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall, who had started the column on the nation’s first Earth Day in 1970 out of concern about the absence of environmental commentary in American newspapers.
Flattau has written more than 4000 columns on pivotal environmentally-related events and personalities from his Washington base and around the country as well as from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. His work has appeared regularly in as many as 120 daily newspapers throughout the past four decades as well as the Huffington Post and other online platforms.  Flattau is the author of Tracking the Charlatans (1998), a rebuttal of ultra-conservative and Libertarian environmentalism critics; Evolution of a Columnist (2003), an important source for environmentalists and journalists; Peering Through the Bushes (2004), a cutting critique of George W. Bush's environmental record; Green Morality (2011), a manifesto for
true environmental sustainability; and From Green to Mean (2016), how a political party turned its back on major environmental threats. Flattau is the recipient of ten national journalism awards and, in 2011, the Washingtonian Magazine named him the “Best Columnist” in the nation’s capital. Flattau is married and the father of two children and lives in Washington DC.

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