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

SELC announces winners of 2017 Reed Environmental Writing Awards

SELC salutes three writers who offer bold visions for revitalizing our cities and saving the world’s species, and who reveal the global and local impacts of our dependence on fossil fuels. 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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Standing up to federal attacks: we're responding to the environmental threats that matter the most to the Southeast.