Posts Tagged with "Peabody Energy"

Why Washington University in St. Louis Should Ditch Peabody Coal

Friday, April 11, 2014

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Why Washington University in St. Louis Should Ditch Peabody Coal

This article first appeared in Washington University in St. Louis’ Student Life on April 10, 2014.  On April 30, the UN’s International Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the best available scientific report on global warming and the likely consequences of continued carbon pollution. Based on 12,000 peer-reviewed studies, the IPCC’s report describes a [...]

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Why We’re Sitting in at WashU (And We’re Not Leaving)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Why We’re Sitting in at WashU (And We’re Not Leaving)

By Caroline Burney, Senior at Washington University. Crossposted from We Are Powershift. I’ve learned many things in my four years at Washington University in St. Louis–not all of them in the classroom. For example, before I became a student at Wash U, I had never heard of Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal [...]

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Bank Of America Smack Dab In The Middle Of Coal Exports Controversy

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Bank Of America Smack Dab In The Middle Of Coal Exports Controversy

Last week, Rainforest Action Network’s guerrilla projections team rolled around Seattle raising the profile of coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. Coal companies like Peabody Energy and Arch Coal are lobbying hard to build coal export terminals in Bellingham, WA and Longview, WA. And there are rumors that more such proposals will be popping up [...]

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Activists Shine A Light On Washington Coal Ports

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Activists Shine A Light On Washington Coal Ports

Holy Coal Hard Truth, Batman! This week, I’ve been riding around the streets of Seattle with a guerrilla projection team. We’ve been shining a massive Bat Signal-like light on iconic locations around town to get our message about coal exports out to Seattle’s citizens. For almost a year now, one of the biggest environmental stories [...]

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Midwest Rising: Fifteen Arrested Taking Action Against Banks And Big Coal

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Midwest Rising: Fifteen Arrested Taking Action Against Banks And Big Coal

Yesterday, hundreds of folks attending the Midwest Rising! Convergence took to the streets of St. Louis to protest Bank of America and Peabody Coal. Fifteen community and climate activists were arrested. The arrest action occurred in a downtown St. Louis intersection that connects Bank of America’s regional offices and Peabody’s world headquarters. Peabody is the [...]

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Bank Of America, The Bank Of Coal

Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Bank Of America, The Bank Of Coal

Bank of America is the biggest bank in the United States and the sixth largest in the world. With over $2 trillion in assets, branches is 43 states, nearly 300,000 employees, and expanding operations in Asia, Europe the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Canada, the scale and reach of Bank of America’s business is [...]

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Coal Export Madness Spreading to Oregon

Friday, June 17, 2011

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Coal Export Madness Spreading to Oregon

Coal companies are bound and determined to get that dirty black rock out of the Powder River Basin and send it over to Asian markets to line their pockets. While the EPA is pressing for stricter regulations on coal plants and the anti-coal movement stops new coal-fired power plants from being built and existing coal [...]

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Corporate Tax Dodgers: The Dirtiest Dozen

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Corporate Tax Dodgers: The Dirtiest Dozen

Co-authored by Matt Leonard Billionaire real estate investor and legendary tax evader Leona Helmsley famously said: “Only the little people pay taxes.” It turns out Helmsley was all too right. Last month’s discovery that GE paid zero in taxes in 2010 has exploded across the news. But GE is not alone. Rainforest Action Network reviewed [...]

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Join the Dirty Banks “Tour of Shame” at Powershift

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Join the Dirty Banks “Tour of Shame” at Powershift

Going to Powershift? Want to stop Big Coal and Big Oil? Aren’t you tired of how Wall Street literally gets away with murder? Then put a little “action” in your life with Rainforest Action Network (action is our middle name, after all.) Please join RAN and friends on Saturday April 16th at 1:00pm outside the [...]

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Don’t Go West Big Coal, We’ll Be Waiting for You!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Don’t Go West Big Coal, We’ll Be Waiting for You!

Big Coal has big plans for the West. Coal companies are already digging out tens of millions of tons of coal from the ground in Wyoming and Montana. Not only do they want to continue to feed coal-fired power plants in the U.S. with their filthy energy, but they also want to grow their profit [...]

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