St. Louis based company says contractor was killed at North Antelope facility in Wyoming
As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.
Seven Washington University students have been arrested as part of a protest over the university’s affiliation with the coal company Peabody Energy.
Charlie Brennan – Wednesday, April 16th – John Rooney; Dan McLaughlin; Mike Howard of Youthbridge; John Pizzarelli
Charlie with STL Cards’ Broadcasters John Rooney and Dan McLaughlin; Charlie and Debbie with Washington Univ. student protesters; with Youthbridge CEO Mike Howard; and with Jazz Vocalist/Guitarist/Pianist John Pizzarelli.
“Students Against Peabody” continues push for school to cut ties with St. Louis based company.
A plan to end all city tax breaks to energy firms such as Peabody, Ameren and Laclede Gas is the subject of a lawsuit slated for a hearing this morning.
Miners have been loudly protesting at the base of Peabody’s downtown headquarters for months, after spin-off Patriot Coal filed for bankruptcy and put retiree health benefits in question.
Legal action sought to preserve benefits for bankrupt Patriot Coal’s active and retired miners.
Friday’s vote total was 85% in favor, 15% opposed.
They lost in bankruptcy court, but thousands of union miners were back in St. Louis, holding a boisterous rally outside of Peabody Energy.