Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

12 Arrested in Protest at Coal Company

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

12 Arrested in Protest at Coal Company

Article excerpt

ST. LOUIS Twelve protesters were arrested Friday outside Peabody Energy headquarters downtown during a demonstration against climate change, coal in general and a strip mine on a Navajo reservation.

Local environmentalists joined with a delegation of Navajos from Arizona in trying to deliver a letter to Peabody CEO Greg Boyce. A line of police outside the building, at 701 Market Street, arrested nine men and three women after they crossed a barrier line and refused to leave.

They were charged with trespassing and resisting arrest.

Peabody spokesman Vic Svec, in a statement released later, criticized activists with an anti-everything agenda (who) are loose with the facts.

Fern Benally, of Kayenta, Ariz., said she traveled to St. Louis on behalf of Black Mesa Indigenous Support, an organization that wants Peabody to close its mine on the reservation. We want the mine ... to end its destructive work, she said.

Joining her were members of Missourians Organized for Reform and Empowerment, or MORE. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.