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.  

Special Announcement

Hugh Irwin recognized for lifetime of service to Southern forests

SELC recently recognized Hugh Irwin's immeasurable impact on the Southern Appalachian mountains with its Southeastern Stewardship Lifetime Achievement Award. Learn More »

Winter Newsletter 2017

  • SELC Intervenes to Halt Nuclear Plant Expansion 
  • New Wilderness Bill Will Save Wild Public Lands in Virginia 
  • Keeping Music City in Motion 
  • Keeping Carcinogens Out of Our Drinking Water 
  • Duke Energy Forced to Release Coal Ash Flood Maps 

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