Ask the people of Alaska. The people who do not reside in Alaska benefit from Alaskan oil shipped out of state. But the people of Alaska should have the final say on what resources should be taken out of their State. It's a matter of 'home rule'. I'll trust the people who reside there to decide. If they want to keep all of their natural resources to themselves, they should have input into the matter by statewide referendum . On the other hand, people who reside in Florida should have final say on drilling for oil along the coastal waters of Florida. Call it States' Rights.