Southern Environmental Law Center


Mission Statement


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.

Program Details

SELC has the reach, resources, and expertise to play a central role in every major environmental issue affecting our region, from the mountains to the coast. Our work is organized into five major Programs: Healthy Air and Clean Energy, Clean Water, Mountain Forests and Public Lands, the Coast and Wetlands, Land and Community. Since the South is the fastest-growing region in the U.S. with the heaviest traditional reliance on coal power, juxtaposed with globally significant biological diversity and variety of landscapes (e.g. more miles of river and more kinds of rivers than any other region), the work we do here at home is of national and global significance.
Primary Issue
Climate Change
Secondary Issue
201 West Main Street, Suite 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902
United States
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