We Are the Southern Environmental Law Center

Nonprofit and nonpartisan, we are the South’s largest and most effective environmental defender and protector. With a long track record, we take on the toughest environmental challenges in court, in government, and in our communities to protect our region’s air, water, climate, wildlife, lands, and people.

We solve our country’s most complex environmental challenges. Let’s solve them together.

Connect with us to stay up to date on our latest court cases, ways to get involved through advocacy, and breaking news on how we’re defending our natural resources and the people that live in the South.

Our focus

We take on the toughest challenges to protect our air, water, climate, land, wildlife, and the people who live here.

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Our impact

For more than 35 years, we’ve worked to secure environmental victories for this beautiful, complex region we call home.

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Solutions start in the South.

As lawyers, policy and issue experts, and community advocates and partners, we take on the toughest environmental challenges. And we win.

In court, in government, and with our communities, we work to transform our region away from fossil fuels to clean energy, right environmental injustices, stop pollution, and protect nature. When we solve these issues here, we lead the way for others.

That’s why we say: Solutions start in the South.

We’re the muscle and the heart behind landmark actions to ensure that the places and the people we all love can thrive.

Be a part of the solution. Help support this critical work.