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

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We are the Southern Environmental Law Center

Nonprofit and nonpartisan, we are the Southern Environmental Law Center. The South’s largest and most effective environmental defender and protector.

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 believe Solutions start in the South.

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Our focus

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

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Our impact

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

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We defend and protect our air, water, climate, wildlife, lands and the people who live here.