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In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP hide caption

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The drilling rig Polar Pioneer outfits for Arctic oil exploration in 2015. A proposed rule from the Trump administration would force banks to offer financing to oil companies, gun-makers and high-cost payday lenders, even if the banks don't want to. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Trump Regulator's Rule Would Force Banks To Lend To Gun-Makers And Oil Drillers

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Caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd are seen migrating onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Interior Department hopes to conduct a lease sale for oil and gas drilling in the coastal plain by the end of 2020. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Moves Closer To Allowing Oil Drilling In Arctic Refuge

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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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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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