Washington University chancellor, heads of Peabody Energy, Arch Coal and Ameren join global partnership to improve environment

WHAT: News conference to announce a clean coal initiative; goal is to make St. Louis the nation’s center for clean coal research.

WHO: Mark S. Wrighton, chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis; Greg Boyce, chairman and chief executive officer of Peabody Energy; Steven F. Leer, chairman and chief executive officer of Arch Coal; Gary Rainwater, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ameren; Pratim Biswas, Ph.D., WUSTL’s Stifel & Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science and chair of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering; and Richard L. Axelbaum, Ph.D., WUSTL professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering and director of the consortium

WHERE: Washington University’s Whitaker Hall (near the intersection of Forest Park Parkway and Hoyt Drive, which is one block west of Skinker Boulevard). From Forest Park Parkway, enter the Danforth Campus at Hoyt Drive. Turn at first left (east) into parking lot.

Reserved media parking available.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008