Southern Environmental Law Center

Power of the Law: Guarding our health and environment in these challenging times

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.  

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Support SELC’s wildlife protection work—and help us meet a $25K challenge

With efforts underway to undermine endangered species and critical habitat protections, SELC is defending our coast, wetlands, rivers, and mountain forests that harbor this region’s impressive array of wildlife. Learn More »

Summer Newsletter 2017

  • SELC Responds to the Trump Administration
  • Defending the Foundations of Environmental Protection
  • A Healthy Environment for All

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