An Interview With Former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller

The latest incarnation of Laura Miller? Energy nerd. The muckraking reporter turned confrontational Dallas City Council member and then mayor has set her sights on bringing “cleaner” energy to Texas, and she’s found a way to get paid for it. Miller, who left office in 2007, is director of projects for Seattle-based Summit Power, an energy company developing “clean coal” — shorthand for coal gasification plants that capture carbon to reduce emissions. Her main focus: Summit’s Texas Clean Energy Project, a proposed $2 billion plant in West Texas that will sell the carbon dioxide it captures to help recover ...

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