State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has become one of the most vocal critics of Chevron Corp. — and the recipient of thousands of dollars in campaign cash from the oil company’s biggest foe — since taking office in 2007.
DiNapoli, the state’s top finance officer, has issued news releases and written op-eds against Chevron.
And just last month, as head of the state’s $150 billion pension fund, he led an unsuccessful effort to force a restructuring of management at Chevron, a firm in which New York’s pensioners are heavily invested.
His positions mirror those of a group suing Chevron in a controversial international lawsuit that could cost the company billions.
Meanwhile, the group behind that 20-year-old lawsuit has handed his campaign a total of at least $48,000.