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Economy & Innovation
4:35 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Protesters Arrested Outside Peabody Meeting

Judy Kellen, from Rocky Branch, Ill. addresses protesters outside Peabody Energy's annual shareholder meeting.
Credit (Molly Gott.)

Peabody Energy is getting protests from all sides.

More than 50 people gathered outside the corporation’s annual meeting Thursday in Clayton, including Washington University students, St. Louis activists, rural southern Illinoisans and  American Indians from Black Mesa, Ariz.

Ten protesters were arrested outside the Ritz-Carlton, where the meeting was held.

The complaints they expressed were as different as their backgrounds, but the group is unified in its opposition to coal.

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Politics & Issues
2:39 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Proposal To Bar Tax Breaks To Energy Firms Makes St. Louis' April Ballot

Peabody Energy's St. Louis headquarters
Credit (UPI)

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.”

“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.

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Bank of America protests
2:15 pm
Mon December 20, 2010

Six arrested at Bank of America protest

Bank of America headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. (Flickr Creative Commons User AndysProductions)

KMOV-TV is reporting that six people were arrested during a protest Monday at the Bank of America branch in downtown Clayton.

According to the report:

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