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

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Senior Attorney Sarah Francisco named Director of Virginia Office

SELC has named longtime attorney and national forest expert Sarah Francisco as our new Virginia Office director who will lead this organization’s legal and policy work throughout the state. Learn More »

Winter Newsletter 2016

  • Gas Pipelines Aim For Profit
  • Sarah Francisco is SELC's New Virginia Office Director
  • SELC Takes Action to Clean Up Gasoline Spill
  • Alabama Suit Targets Wastewater Treatment Plant Pollution
  • Developers Seek Beach-Hardening Structures

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