About SELC

The Southern Environmental Law Center uses the power of the law to champion the environment of the Southeast. Our team of more than 80 dedicated attorneys stands up for all the things you love about this special region—clean water, healthy air, mountains and forests, the coast.

By working at the national, regional, state, and local levels, and in all three branches of government, this nonprofit organization is able to do what it takes to get results. SELC strengthens laws, we make government agencies do their job, and, when necessary, we go to court to stop environmental abuses or to set far-reaching precedents.

SELC is a non-profit supported by individuals, families and foundations

9 offices

In the Southeast & Capitol Hill

80+ attorneys

Law and policy experts in their fields

200+ active cases

Throughout our 6 states

Special Announcement

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 »

Fall Newsletter 2018

  • A Remarkable Record of Achievement Under Attack
  • SELC Leads Coal Ash Cleanup
  • Solar Power in the South
  • Energy Efficiency: Low Hanging Fruit

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“The Southern Environmental Law Center works behind the scenes to make a difference for future generations. This organization leads conservation initiatives in six southern states to strengthen environmental protection laws and policies.”

Southern Living