about the campaign

Sue Big Oil is a collaboration of ordinary British Columbians concerned about harmful climate change impacts in BC communities, and the skyrocketing costs for BC’s local governments and taxpayers. Given the role of the fossil fuel industry in knowingly causing climate change and blocking policies and actions to address climate change, we urge our local governments to take legal action to force the world’s largest fossil fuel companies to pay their fair share of climate costs.

Lawyer sits at a desk and appeals to a council.
Photo by Anjali Appadurai

BC communities that have made a commitment to Sue Big Oil (as of May 2024):

participating organizations

Partner organizations


West Coast Environmental Law is the Secretariat for the Sue Big Oil Campaign. West Coast Environmental Law is a non-profit group of environmental lawyers and strategists dedicated to safeguarding the environment through law. Since 1974, we have successfully worked with communities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and all levels of government, including First Nations governments, to develop proactive legal solutions to protect and sustain the environment. West Coast Environmental Law thanks the Vancouver and McConnell Foundations for supporting their work on climate change.

About the Sue Big Oil Secretariat