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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 taking action, by:

  • 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; and
  • calling on the Government of BC (and in some cases of Canada) to enact laws clarifying the legal responsibility of fossil fuel companies for a share of local climate costs.

The letters challenge companies like Chevron, Exxon and Saudi Aramco, 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)

District of Highlands

June 5, 2017

July 13, 2017

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

qathet Regional District

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

October 4, 2018

District of West Vancouver

December 10, 2018

Letter to Fossil Fuel Companies - December 10, 2018

Letter to Premier John Horgan - December 10, 2018

Village of Alert Bay

January 14, 2019

 March 13, 2019

Village of New Denver

January 22, 2019

 January 25, 2019

North Coast Regional District

January 23, 2019

 January 31, 2019

City of Burnaby


 Letter to BC Government (February 21, 2019)

City of Courtenay

March 4, 2019

 March 20, 2019

City of Port Moody

March 28, 2019

 April 1, 2019

 Letter to BC (Heyman) and Canada (McKenna)

qaThet Regional District

April 25, 2019

 May 10, 2019 (Letter to Premier Horgan)

City of Richmond

June 24, 2019


City of Vancouver

June 27, 2019


Bowen Island Municipality


 Letter to BC Government (September 19, 2019)

 Letter to fossil fuel companies
 (September 19, 2019)

On April 14, 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.