Energy Secretary Steven Chu leaving administration

REUTERS/Larry Downing
REUTERS/Larry Downing

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced Friday that he was resigning pending the confirmation of a successor.

The announcement had been anticipated for months. Chu, a Nobel Prize winner in physics and former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, never seemed comfortable working in the politically charged Washington climate.

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Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.
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