Southern Environmental Law Center

Protecting the South’s Environment through the Power of the Law

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.

Special Announcement

2016 Reed Environmental Writing Award winners announced.

Reed Award winners reveal our bond with the natural world and what we lose when we destroy it Learn More »

Spring Newsletter 2016

  • Looking Past Natural Gas to Fuels of the Future
  • Preserving Our Natural Coastline
  • NC Again Attempts to Thwart Cleanup
  • Black Creek Mine Permit Overturned

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