Brummett mulls the paradox of leasing out state wildlife refuges in the so-called Natural State for gas drilling.

People at Game and Fish say this gas activity won’t bother the natural habitat. And they’re the experts.

But I would just say this: If I’m in my natural habit, meaning deep in that chair with my feet slung over the arm and the TV remote perched on my chest, and if you come through this area with a bulldozer and some steel and a gas well, then, speaking personally, I’m going to be bothered.