A group of Washington University Students organized a rally against Peobody Co's relationship with the University Students on Saturday, April 19th, 2014. Students Against Peobody was established by Washington University students. Peobody's CEO Greg Boyce sit on the board of trustee at Washington University and Students Against Peobody want Boyce removed. April 19th was the 12th day of protest and sit-in. Activist are oppose to what Peobody is doing to the environment and to communities around the country. The event was well attended. Among the supporting groups that showed up where:
- Tack Back St. Louis, a political committee that ran a petition drive to prevent energy companies from TIF money. A judge kept it off the April 8th ballot.
- Missouri Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)
- Show Me $15 and
- Sierra Club
Many of these activist have been picketing against Peobody for that last 3 years for polluting environment. The Sierra Club and Washington University Students picketed Peobody Co in 2011.