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

SELC’s Reed Environmental Writing Award: Call for entries

SELC is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award, which recognizes the most powerful voices speaking on behalf of our region’s environment. Learn More »

Summer Newsletter 2015

  • Transportation Strategies Pay Off in North Carolina
  • Court Reinstates Fracking Moratorium in North Carolina
  • Major Wins for Solar Power and the Coast in Georgia Legislature
  • Mechanized Gold Prospecting Threatens Tennessee Waters

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