Why is pollution so hard to reduce in Dallas and the rest of Texas? Look to three lobbyists, says the Texas Observer, who have the Legislature under their collective thumbs: Jon Fisher of the Texas Chemical Council, Mary Miksa of the Texas Association of Business, and Cindy Morphew of the Texas Oil and Gas Association. And silly you, you probably thought putting Republicans in power would be different than having Democrats in power. Guess what? The way Texas operates, neither one of them is ever really in power.