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In this undated photo, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The refuge takes up an area nearly the size of South Carolina in Alaska's northeast corner. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP hide caption

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Tax Bill Would Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge To Drilling

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A polar bear walks in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.The Obama administration is proposing new protections in the region that would ban mining and drilling. Subhankar Banerjee/AP hide caption

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Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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