Scientists recommend keep fossil fuels in the ground. My opinion is that we are acting foolish and ignorant to think we can continue to drill without ultimate regrets due to damage to our planet and lives. Respectfully, Please no drilling in Arctic or anywhere else. Reduction rather than add new drilling. Shift to clean energy with urgency.
This issue is complex when considering the economics but being legislators you must decide what will be your legacy. Do you protect making money and gifts to lobbyists and how that serves a few or do you humbly appreciate this planet for the gift it is to all of us? I hope the latter. Your actions will answer that question for me.