Election Board Certifies Proposal Barring Tax Breaks For Coal Company

The Peabody Energy building in downtown St. Louis | Photo by Nicole Lunger
The Peabody Energy building in downtown St. Louis | Photo by Nicole Lunger

The St. Louis Election Board has certified a proposed St. Louis charter amendment aimed at barring tax breaks for Peabody Energy or any other firm involved in “unsustainable energy production.” But supporters barely made the cut. Although MORE, a regional activist group, turned over more than 40,000 signatures from registered city voters, only 22,639 were verified. That’s less than 1,000 above the required 21,679 signatures. Opponents already are preparing for a legal battle aimed at knocking the proposal off the likely March ballot.

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