Public disclosure documents and investigations on multiple continents now show Chevron to have spent more money bribing policy officials and media than any other company in history.
Chevron has paid over 40 million dollars to Bay Area radio, tv and newspaper companies in order to buy positive news coverage. They commit to an annual budget for advertising and warn the outlets that they will pull the budgets if they see any bad press. They also pay news directors cash under the table.
Chevron has been buying golf junkets for at least two air district members as well as providing them with dinners campaign funding and job offers after they leave the air district.