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

Winner of SELC’s Phil Reed Writing Award receives more national recognition

Deborah Cramer’s The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, and An Epic Journey, recently won the Best Book Award from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Learn More »

Summer Newsletter 2016

  • SELC Celebrated Back to Back Wins Protecting Our Coast
  • Landmark Settlement Protects Tennessee's Harpeth River
  • Green Diamond Deal Drowned
  • SELC Helps to Shed Daylight on Transportation Project Selection

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