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Campaign Update

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BC communities are demanding accountability from fossil fuel companies. Rather than just pass on climate costs to their taxpayers they are sending Climate Accountability Letters to 20 of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies asking that these companies pay a fair share of local costs. 

The letters, addressed to companies like Chevron, Exxon and Saudi Aramco, challenge these companies and their shareholders to grapple with their business model and what it means to take “cradle to grave” responsibility for products that are destroying the health of our global atmosphere.

This web page is intended to track which communities have voted to send climate accountability letters. Follow the links to see the letters sent by each municipality.


Voted to send letter

Letter sent (if available)

Responses received (if available)

District of Highlands

June 5, 2017

July 13, 2017

BHP, Total

District of North Saanich




District of Saanich

August 14, 2017

November 2, 2017


City of Victoria

October 12, 2017

November 28, 2017 (1 of 20 sent)


City of Colwood

October 23, 2017

November 3, 2017


Town of View Royal

January 23, 2018

January 26, 2018


City of Powell River

March 15, 2018

April 9, 2018


Regional District of Powell River

March 29, 2018

Not yet available


City of Castlegar


Not yet available


Village of Slocan

April 9, 2018

Not yet available


District of Sooke

April 9, 2018

Not yet available


City of Rossland

August 13, 2018

August 14, 2018


District of Squamish

September 4, 2018

Not yet available


Resort Municipality of Whistler

September 4, 2018

Not yet available


District of Sechelt

September 4, 2018

Not yet available


On 14 April 2018, the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities, representing 53 local governments, voted to send a climate accountability letter on behalf of its members. The AVICC letter was sent on 6 September 2018.

Will your community be next to send a climate accountability letter? Click here for resources on sending these letters.