Southern Environmental Law Center

Leverage. Leadership. Results: SELC has been the leading champion of the South’s air, water, and special places for almost three decades. Knowing how to work effectively in all three branches of government--and at the national, regional, state, and local levels--this non-profit organization has a powerful, flexible approach that consistently gets big results. Our unparalleled team of law and policy experts is playing a central role in every major environmental issue affecting our six-state region, from the mountains to the coast.

SELC is a nonprofit supported entirely by individuals, families, and foundations

Special Announcement

Governor McAuliffe forms Climate Change Commission

Gov. McAuliffe formed the Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission to develop a comprehensive plan to protect Virginia’s communities from the impacts of climate change. SELC's Cale Jaffe was selected to join the nonpartisan advisory group. Learn More »

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SELC is in the middle of the most important environmental issues playing out in your state—and throughout the Southeast. Get an insider’s perspective through SELC’s monthly e-newsletter and periodic action updates.

Summer Newsletter 2014

  • SELC Leverages Coal Ash Cleanup
  • Solar Breakthrough in South Carolina
  • TVA to Retire Eight Coal-Fired Units
  • Court Upholds Mercury Protections