A St. Louis Circuit Court judge upheld a permanent injunction against a group that was seeking to let voters decide whether fossil fuel companies such as Peabody should be denied future tax breaks from the city.
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.
The United Mine Workers says 15 protesters were arrested in a non-violent demonstration outside the Peabody Energy Corporation building downtown.
Months of protests by United Mine Workers of America did not pay-off for those workers.
The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world skipped back and forth on the Peabody Opera House stage Friday night to the delight of those in attendance as he shared the extreme highs and lows of the one-time Baddest Man on the Planet.
The world’s biggest private-sector coal company says net income totaled $42.9 million, or 16 cents per share, down from $274.1 million.
The mine employed about 230 workers.
Says fellow corporate leaders are expressing “cautious optimism”
Peabody hurt by lower prices for coal and competition from cheaper natural gas.
The president will speak at Joplin HS graduation ceremony in May.