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Activists to protest Peabody Coal shareholder’s meeting

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -  A group of activists are protesting against Peabody Coal on Thursday.

They're picketing outside the company's annual shareholder's meeting at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Clayton. They're upset about tax breaks for fossil fuel companies like Peabody, among other issues.

The United Mine Workers Union are not part of the protests. They reached a deal with the company last year over health care benefits for retirees of Patriot Coal.

3 comments

  • Ed Golterman

    Kiel Opera House has endured massive indignities, attacks, discounts, and waste. It did not deserve to have its honorable name ‘sold off’ for money to save a failed hockey team. Remove the name Peabody from the opera house, restore the name known world-wide. Put the Peabody name on a rest room in the hockey arena.

  • No-mo-obama

    If these people don’t like coal maybe they should all have their electric disconnected.

    • Steven Sweeney

      This story shows exactly what hypocrites these tree huggers are.Clean coal is bad, yet they all have cell phones, compters, tvs, etc. I guarantee you they are almost all pro legalization of pot. Growing pot wastes tremendous amounts of water and electric having those grow lights on for 12 hours and up a day per plant.That’s ok, but not the clean coal which employs all those workers, and gives us a clean fuel source.proof once again that liberals are hypocrites and just plain stupid.

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