Corporate Pollution: The Top 10 Environmental Payouts

The $20 billion fund BP has agreed to for paying Gulf oil spill claims easily vaults it to the top of the list. Among other members of this shameful pantheon are Exxon, Union Carbide and Pacific Gas and Electric. A closer look at this group reveals that in most cases, the companies managed to reduce -- or even erase -- settlements through years of legal stalling.

India Jails 7 for 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster

An Indian court today sentenced eight people -- including the former chairman of Union Carbide's Indian arm -- to jail terms for the 1984 Bhopal gas plant leak that poisoned tens of thousands of people in the world's deadliest industrial accident.