Southern Environmental Law Center
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is a non-profit legal group specializing in environmental protection. It was founded in 1987 by attorney Rick Middleton and is headquartered in Charlottesville. In addition to Charlottesville, SELC has regional offices in Chapel Hill and Atlanta as well as satellite offices in Washington, DC, Richmond, Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC. Currently 38 attorneys work for the Center.
SELC engages in legislative lobbying in Washington, DC and in statehouses, works with various regulatory agencies, and brings litigation related to environmental issues.
On the local level, SELC has opposed the Western Bypass, worked to combat construction runoff, and promotes "more sustainable land use and transportation patterns" within Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
- SELC Staff. <http://www.southernenvironment.org/about/staff/>
- SELC's Charlotteville-Albemarle Project. <http://www.southernenvironment.org/virginia/the_charlottesville_albemarle_project/>