With this sort of discussion, the devil is always in the detail. I don't think anyone is suggesting that there should be no domestic energy production in the US. Rather the discussion is about where "those special areas where extraction industries don't operate" are. This thread was started about removing protections from National Monuments, which could lead to resource extraction in these former monuments. Many of us (and 97% of those who submitted comments to the DOI) consider these Monuments to be special areas where resource extraction shouldn't occur.
It is all about balance - currently less than 5% of land in the US is protected as a National Park or National Monument.