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.

Special Announcement

SELC Solar Expert Appointed to Virginia Clean Energy Board

Attorney Hannah Coman joins the group tasked with strategizing how to get Virginia to its goal of carbon-free power by 2050. Learn More »

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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