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16 People Arrested at Patriot Coal Bankruptcy Hearing

The legal tussle being argued this week may be the most-contentious issue tied to Patriot’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


4/16/13-Braving a downpour, hundreds of United Mine Workers of America members packed the auditorium at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis Tuesday. It was their latest demonstration against Peabody Energy, Patriot Coal and Arch Coal, which they say are threatening to cut vital health care coverage for current and retired miners. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

14 UMWA Members Arrested During Rally in St. Louis

Hundreds gathered to plant 1,000 white crosses in Kiener Plaza to honor the memory of those who died at coal mines operated.


Mine workers from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia protested in downtown St. Louis Tuesday, urging a bankruptcy court to defend their retiree benefits. Police arrested 10 of them, for blocking traffic. Their union alleges that Peabody Energy dumped those benefits into a spin-off company, Patriot Coal, which is now bankrupt.

Patriot Bankruptcy Case To Begin Amid Mine Worker Allegations

Peabody Energy has denied it created Patriot Coal to fail, claiming the company had a “dream team” of management.


St. Louis Police warn UMWA protestors to move, or face arrest.

United Mine Workers of America Return to Protest Peabody Energy

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–United Mine Workers from West Virginia, Indiana and other states converged outside Peabody Energy Headquarters for a protest over the future of their health care and retirement benefits — with ten miners getting arrested […]


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Patriot Coal Files Chapter 11

The company’s Chapter 11 petition listed $3.57 billion in assets and $3.07 billion in debts.


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“King Coal” Hopes to Dig Out of Hard Times in November

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–If they wrote blues songs about the coal industry, they’d have plenty to sing about — as three major coal companies in St. Louis are under pressure from falling demand, tougher regulations and competition from natural gas. […]


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Patriot Coal Demand and Revenue Down

Demand softened for coal used by utilities to generate electricity due to unseasonably warm weather.



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