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

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© Robert Llewellyn

Goodbye to an Outstanding Virginian

We respected Elizabeth Haskell as a pioneering air quality expert, environmental leader, and dedicated public servant—but we treasured her as our stylish, talented, forthright friend and SELC board member. Learn More »

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Winter Newsletter 2013

  • A Legacy of Success: Protecting Our Southern Appalachian National Forests
  • Victory for Charleston’s Historic Waterfront
  • Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Red Wolves in North Carolina
  • Court Allows Evidence Against Alabama Power