Southern Environmental Law Center

30 years of protecting the South’s environment through the Power of the Law

SELC believes that everyone in this region deserves to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy environment. This nonprofit organization gets consistently impressive results because we know how to work effectively in all three branches of government—and at the national, regional, state, and local levels—to create, strengthen, and enforce the laws and policies that determine the beauty and health of our environment.  

Special Announcement

SELC honors the winners of the 2017 Reed Environmental Writing Award

Scroll through the slide show for a selection of inspiring quotes from this year’s award-winning writers—Ryan Gravel, Janisse Ray, and Edward O. Wilson—and notable award-winners from the past. Learn More »

SELC Newsletter

  • Gas Pipelines Aim For Profit
  • Sarah Francisco is SELC's New Virginia Office Director
  • SELC Takes Action to Clean Up Gasoline Spill
  • Alabama Suit Targets Wastewater Treatment Plant Pollution
  • Developers Seek Beach-Hardening Structures

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