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 70 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.

This year marks SELC’s 30th anniversary. We invite you to join us in celebrating 30 years of impressive results—and in boldly meeting the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the next 30. Together, we can achieve a healthy, sustainable environmental future for our six states.

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

9 offices

In the Southeast & Capitol Hill

70+ attorneys

Law and policy experts in their fields

200+ active cases

Throughout our 6 states

Special Announcement

Celebrating SELC's 30th Anniversary

Thanks to our supporters, we are celebrating, 30 years of impressive results—and moving into the next 30 years of championing the South’s environment using the power of the law. Learn More »

SELC Newsletter

  • 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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“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