Newspaper article The Canadian Press

City of Victoria Joins Campaign Seeking Climate Costs from Fossil Fuel Industry

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

City of Victoria Joins Campaign Seeking Climate Costs from Fossil Fuel Industry

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Victoria to ask oil industry to pay climate costs

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VICTORIA - The City of Victoria is about to become the third Vancouver Island municipality to send what it calls a climate accountability letter to 20 of the world's largest fossil fuel companies.

A majority of Victoria councillors have approved sending the letter, which asks the companies, including Exxon, Chevron and Shell, to pay their share of the city's climate costs.

The motion to send the letter also includes a call for other local governments across Canada to make similar requests.

More than 55 British Columbia-based legal and environmental groups joined forces in January to urge B.C.'s local governments to send climate accountability letters to the fossil fuel industry. …

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