Southern Environmental Law Center

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SELC believes that everyone in this region deserves to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy environment. Through the power of the law, 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.

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2020 Reed Environmental Writing Awards Announced

Learn more about columnist Margaret Renkl's memoir Late Migrations and reporter Megan Mahyew Berman's travels through the South reporting for The Guardian. Learn More »

Broken Ground

SELC's new podcast digging up environmental stories in the south that don't always get the attention they deserve.
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Winter Newsletter 2019/20

  • Clean Water Act on the Ground
  • Coal Company Wants to Mine Protected Lands on Cumberland Plateau
  • Union Hill's Day in Court
  • North Carolina Advancing Toward Quick Action on Strong Climate Change Plan

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