Meg Gallagher http://news.stlpublicradio.org en May Day protesters take aim at Peabody tax policies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/may-day-protesters-take-aim-peabody-tax-policies <p>About 150 activists marched outside Peabody Energy&rsquo;s annual stockholder meeting in downtown St. Louis today.</p><p>The protesters decried an unfair tax code that they say allows &nbsp;the energy company to dodge paying its fair share of taxes. For instance, they say Peabody paid $0 in federal income taxes in 2008 and 2009; and $0 in state income taxes in 2010.</p><p>Peabody Energy&#39;s Corporate Communications Director Meg Gallagher says, however, the group&rsquo;s numbers are inaccurate.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 21:22:59 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3610 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org May Day protesters take aim at Peabody tax policies