Posts Tagged with "St. Louis"

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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VIDEO: Climate Killer Bank Of America Feels The Heat From Coast To Coast

Friday, December 2, 2011

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VIDEO: Climate Killer Bank Of America Feels The Heat From Coast To Coast

From coast to coast, the heat is on Bank of America for its bad practices. Yesterday, a second action in the past two weeks took place in Bank of America’s home state of North Carolina, resulting in multiple arrests at a BoA branch, this time with Appalachian residents fed up with the company and its [...]

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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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Cure Your Summertime Blues With Coal Action Camp

Friday, August 5, 2011

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Cure Your Summertime Blues With Coal Action Camp

It’s going to be some hot business this summer, and we ain’t talkin about the triple digit heat wave hitting much of the country. There is a rebellious spirit sweeping the U.S.A. as people are fighting back against the fossil fuel industry from coast to coast. We all know about the big tar sands to-do [...]

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Climate Action and Black Crosses

Monday, October 4, 2010

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Over the weekend, Big Coal’s corporate stooges flew to the gateway city of St. Louis for a carbon intensive love fest known as the “Global Energy Future Forum.” St. Louis has become ground zero for the dirty energy industry as two of the largest coal companies in the world –Arch Coal and Peabody Energy– are [...]

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