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

SELC Reed Environmental Writing Award winners look at inequality, politics

A community’s struggle for environmental justice in Alabama and the money and politics driving current energy policy in North Carolina are the subjects covered by this year’s winners of SELC’s Reed Environmental Writing Award. Learn More »

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Winter Newsletter 2014

  • Forest Service Protects George Washington National Forest from Gas Drilling and Fracking
  • Landmark Coal Ash Agreement In South Carolina
  • Closing the Nationwide Permit 13 Loophole
  • Giving the Harpeth a Chance to Heal