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

Anne Davis named by Mayor Megan Barry to the Livable Nashville Committee

As managing attorney of SELC’s Nashville office, Anne will be working to enhance Nashville’s quality of life, provide environmental leadership, and implement a wide range of sustainability projects. 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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