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Mary Ellen Kustin is the director of policy for Public Lands at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, she was a senior policy analyst on food, agriculture, and conservation issues at the Environmental Working Group. Kustin has also worked on conservation and environmental campaigns for the Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Wildlife Federation.

Kustin grew up in South Carolina but has called the Washington, D.C. area home since 2006. She holds a master of science degree in sustainable development and conservation biology, as well as a master’s degree in public policy, focusing on environmental policy, from the University of Maryland. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of South Carolina.

By Mary Ellen Kustin
Exposing Secretary Bernhardt’s Sabotage of Big Game Wildlife CorridorsCenter for American ProgressApril 18, 2019
Bernhardt’s Climate Track Record Is DangerousCenter for American ProgressMarch 25, 2019
Trump’s Pick to Run Interior Looms Large Behind Ocean Sell-OffCenter for American ProgressMarch 21, 2019
A 13.5 Million-Acre LieCenter for American ProgressMarch 20, 2019
Trump Administration Is Selling Western Wildlife Corridors to Oil and Gas IndustryCenter for American ProgressFebruary 14, 2019
Secretary Zinke Is Poised to Give More Breaks to Drilling Industry and Less Oversight to PublicCenter for American ProgressJune 4, 2018
The Trump Administration Is Adding to the Pain at the PumpCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2018
Fertile GroundCenter for American ProgressFebruary 5, 2018
Not Even the Oil and Gas Industry Is Buying What the Trump Administration Is SellingCenter for American ProgressJanuary 17, 2018
Trump’s Interior Department Is Ill-Prepared to Deal with the Next Big SpillCenter for American ProgressJanuary 4, 2018
The Fox Guards the HenhouseCenter for American ProgressOctober 3, 2017
Social License to DrillCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2017
The Best of the BestCenter for American ProgressJune 27, 2017
Are Industry Interests Behind President Trump’s Attack on National Monuments?Center for American ProgressMay 8, 2017
A Market-Based Fix for the Federal Coal ProgramCenter for American ProgressOctober 4, 2016