Peabody Energy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Peabody Asks EPA To Withdraw Carbon Emissions Proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/peabody-asks-epa-withdraw-carbon-emissions-proposal <p>Peabody Energy is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards" target="_blank">proposed carbon emission rules</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis-based coal company took part in the EPA’s hearings on the rule Tuesday morning in Washington D.C. The agency is also holding hearings in Atlanta, Denver and Pittsburgh Tuesday and Wednesday.</span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:30:16 +0000 Maria Altman 38434 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Peabody Asks EPA To Withdraw Carbon Emissions Proposal Judge Permanently Blocks Ballot Vote On Anti-Peabody Initiative http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-permanently-blocks-ballot-vote-anti-peabody-initiative <p><strong>Updated with additional comments from Take Back St. Louis, Mayor Francis Slay, and the St. Louis Regional Chamber.</strong></p><p>A St. Louis Circuit judge has permanently blocked a ballot measure that would have allowed voters to put restrictions on which companies could receive tax incentives.</p><p>Judge Robert Dierker ruled on Tuesday that the Take Back St. Louis initiative was "illegal and void on its face" because it conflicts with Missouri laws governing tax increment financing and special business districts.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:24:11 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 36485 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge Permanently Blocks Ballot Vote On Anti-Peabody Initiative 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 Washington U Students Object To Energy Firm Executive's Seat as Trustee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-u-students-object-energy-firm-executives-seat-trustee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seven students at Washington University in St. Louis were arrested Friday after attempting to enter an administration building on the </span>Danforth<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;campus where a board of trustees meeting was being held. The students were among a group of 100 protestors rallying against the school’s connection to Peabody Energy.</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:57:40 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 35818 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington U Students Object To Energy Firm Executive's Seat as Trustee Washington University Student Protest Continues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-university-student-protest-continues <p></p><p>Monday marks the seventh day that a group of students at Washington University has conducted a sit-in on campus to protest the school’s relationship with Peabody Energy.</p><p>The coal company’s president and CEO, Greg Boyce, sits on the university’s board of trustees. Peabody and other companies help fund research at the college’s Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization.</p><p>Student Jamal Sadrud-Din says Peabody’s activities harm both the environment and vulnerable communities.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:19:55 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 35260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington University Student Protest Continues 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 'Take Back St. Louis' Initiative Heads Back To The Courtroom http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/take-back-st-louis-initiative-heads-back-courtroom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When St. Louis Judge Robert </span>Dierker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-halts-election-limiting-tax-breaks" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">issued a preliminary injunction against the Take Back St. Louis initiative</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, it knocked the measure off of the city of St. Louis’ April municipal elections ballot.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:04:50 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34825 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Take Back St. Louis' Initiative Heads Back To The Courtroom Court Hearing Set On Proposal That Would Block Tax Breaks For Peabody http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-hearing-set-proposal-would-block-tax-breaks-peabody <p>A court hearing is set for Friday on a suit to toss out a proposed St. Louis charter amendment, now slated for the April ballot, that would bar tax breaks for Peabody Energy or any other firm involved in “unsustainable energy production.”</p><p>The suit was filed last week by three city residents and a law firm, who all claim to be taxpayers who would be affected by passage of the ballot measure on April 8.</p><p>The hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. before Judge Robert Dierker.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:24:44 +0000 Jo Mannies 33504 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court Hearing Set On Proposal That Would Block Tax Breaks For Peabody 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 UMWA, Peabody, Patriot Reach Agreement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/umwa-peabody-patriot-reach-agreement <p>The nearly monthly rallies by retired miners in front of Peabody Energy&rsquo;s headquarters in downtown St. Louis are now a thing of the past.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The United Mine Workers of America, Peabody Energy, and Patriot Coal announced a settlement late Tuesday night.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>UMWA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had been pushing Peabody through its rallies and a lawsuit filed in Charleston to pay for retirees&rsquo; health benefits after its spin-off, Patriot Coal, filed for bankruptcy last year.</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:47:54 +0000 Maria Altman 30563 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org UMWA, Peabody, Patriot Reach Agreement