Southern Environmental Law Center
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. Our unparalleled team of law and policy experts is playing a central role in every major environmental issue affecting our six-state region, from the mountains to the coast.
SELC is a nonprofit supported entirely by individuals, families, and foundations
Reed Environmental Writing Award
The Reed Environmental Writing Award is given annually for published works in two categories, Non-fiction Book and Journalism, and is judged by some of the top environmental writers, journalists and activists of our time. Learn More
Alabama: Southern Exposure
Now in its fourth year, Southern Exposure is a film fellowship program created to raise awareness about Alabama's rich natural resources—and the most important environmental issues facing them today.
Meeting EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards
Attorneys: Frank Rambo, Angela Navarro, Blan Holman, Kurt Ebersbach, Gudrun Thompson
Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Threatens Scenic Western Virginia
Attorneys: Greg Buppert, Kate Boudouris, Sarah A. Francisco
Protecting Our Southern Appalachian National Forests
Attorneys: Amelia Burnette, D.J. Gerken, David W. Carr, Jr., Patrick Hunter, Sam Evans, Sarah A. Francisco
Protecting Water Quality in North Carolina
Attorneys: Julie Youngman, Mary Maclean Asbill, Will Hendrick, Chandra Taylor
Energy Efficiency: The Cleanest, Cheapest Energy Resource
Attorneys: Angela Navarro, Blan Holman, Gudrun Thompson, Katie Chiles Ottenweller, Keith Johnston, Kurt Ebersbach, Myra Blake, Sarah Fort
Latest Press Releases
The Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation recently honored Anne Davis, managing attorney in SELC's Nashville office, and her husband Mayor Karl Dean for their efforts to protect and conserve Tennessee's natural resources. Learn More »
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SELC is in the middle of the most important environmental issues playing out in your state—and throughout the Southeast. Get an insider’s perspective through SELC’s monthly e-newsletter and periodic action updates.