Peabody Coal http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Students Want Washington University To Cut Peabody Ties http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/students-want-washington-university-cut-peabody-ties <p>Nicholas Curry's sleeping arrangement has changed a bit over the last couple of days.</p><p>Curry, a junior at Washington University, has been camping out in a tent near Brookings Hall. It's part of a "sit-in" to get Washington University to cut ties with Peabody Energy, a large coal company that's headquartered in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p>"I slept out here with my dog Max," Curry said. "So, we spent the night here last night, and we'll be here tonight."</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:41:04 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum & Nora Ibrahim 35167 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Students Want Washington University To Cut Peabody Ties Miners Rally Again To Protest Patriot Coal Bankruptcy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/miners-rally-again-protest-patriot-coal-bankruptcy <p>More than a thousand United Mine Workers of America members were back in St. Louis on Monday, the latest in <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/miners-protest-st-louis-over-effects-patriot-coal-bankruptcy">a series of protests </a>against Peabody Energy and its handling of their &nbsp;retirement and health care benefits.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:02:32 +0000 Kristi Luther & Rachel Lippmann 27475 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Miners Rally Again To Protest Patriot Coal Bankruptcy Looking At The Effects Of Patriot Coal's Bankruptcy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/looking-effects-patriot-coals-bankruptcy <p>Our Maria Altman had <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/04/16/177415724/bankruptcy-affects-more-than-patriot-coals-retired-miners">a story on NPR's Morning Edition this morning</a> about the many effects of Patriot Coal's bankruptcy. In fact, the story continues, with another rally in St. Louis today.</p><p>To give you even more on this story, we present these photos - glimpses of the people affected by the actions of this large, St. Louis-based company.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:59:39 +0000 Maria Altman 25479 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Looking At The Effects Of Patriot Coal's Bankruptcy Union President Criticizes Bankrupt Patriot Coal For Seeking Executive Bonuses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-president-criticizes-bankrupt-patriot-coal-seeking-executive-bonuses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday, the top official with a national miners' union says bankrupt Patriot Coal's bid to cut retiree health care benefits, while seeking millions of dollars for executive bonuses, is immoral.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Patriot Coal spun off from St. Louis-based Peabody in 2007, taking with it an enormous amount of the larger company’s health care obligations.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that Patriot has declared bankruptcy, the company is looking to cut health care coverage for retired miners.</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:59:33 +0000 Chris McDaniel & The Associated Press 10312 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union President Criticizes Bankrupt Patriot Coal For Seeking Executive Bonuses Patriot Coal Sues Peabody, Asks Bankruptcy Court To Relieve Pension Obligations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/patriot-coal-sues-peabody-asks-bankruptcy-court-relieve-pension-obligations <p>St. Louis-based Patriot Coal Corp. has asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to modify collective bargaining agreements with the United Mine Workers of America, allowing the coal company to cut health care coverage for retired miners.</p><p>Patriot was created by St. Louis-Based Peabody Energy Corp., as a stand-alone company in 2007.&nbsp; In creating Patriot, Peabody also transferred a hefty chunk of Peabody’s outstanding pension obligations onto Patriot’s books.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:45:09 +0000 Adam Allington & The Associated Press 10241 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Patriot Coal Sues Peabody, Asks Bankruptcy Court To Relieve Pension Obligations Local Activists Take Aim At Peabody Energy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-activists-take-aim-peabody-energy <p></p><p>Local activist groups say they’re planning several protests this week against Peabody Energy.</p><p>This morning activists hung a banner on a Peabody Energy and United Way billboard that read, “Dirty Coal = Dirty Money.” &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Later in the day, activists joined student groups to protest at Washington University, saying the school had too cozy of a relationship with Peabody.&nbsp; In a statement, Washington University says it respects students’ right to express their opinions. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 03:21:05 +0000 Tim Lloyd 5710 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local Activists Take Aim At Peabody Energy Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-august-30-2011 <p><strong>Peabody Coal, ArcelorMittal to buy Australian coal giant </strong></p><p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2011/08/30/peabody-to-buy-macarthur-coal-for-52.html">According to the St. Louis Business Journal</a>, Australian coal giant Macarthur Coal has agreed to be bought by Peabody Energy and ArcelorMittal for $5.2 billion. St. Louis-based Peabody has pursued Macarthur for more than a year.</p><p>The Australian company is the biggest miner of pulverized coal, which is used in making steel and in great demand in Asia.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:24:40 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1960 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 30, 2011