MORE http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Protesters Arrested Outside Peabody Meeting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/protesters-arrested-outside-peabody-meeting <p>Peabody Energy is getting protests from all sides.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 50 people gathered outside the corporation’s annual meeting Thursday in Clayton, including Washington University students, St. Louis activists, rural southern </span>Illinoisans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and &nbsp;American Indians from Black Mesa, Ariz.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ten protesters were arrested outside the Ritz-Carlton, where the meeting was held.</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 21:35:55 +0000 Maria Altman 35964 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Protesters Arrested Outside Peabody Meeting Proposal To Bar Tax Breaks To Energy Firms Makes St. Louis' April Ballot http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposal-bar-tax-breaks-energy-firms-makes-st-louis-april-ballot <p>Barring a last-minute legal challenge, St. Louis voters will be asked on April 8 to decide the fate of a proposed amendment to the city charter to bar tax breaks for Peabody Energy or any other firm involved in “unsustainable energy production.”</p><p>“We know for a fact that it’s going to be on the ballot in April,’’ said Mary Wheeler-Jones, the Democratic elections director for the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners. The only roadblock would be if a lawsuit successfully knocks the proposal off the ballot, she said.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:39:13 +0000 Jo Mannies 33337 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Proposal To Bar Tax Breaks To Energy Firms Makes St. Louis' April Ballot Six arrested at Bank of America protest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-arrested-bank-america-protest <p>About three dozen people were singing mock Christmas carols over the bank's foreclosure processes.</p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:15:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 159 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Six arrested at Bank of America protest