The changes follow complaints from a bipartisan group of Western state governors that the secretary did not consult them.
A year into his tenure, Secretary Ryan Zinke has emerged as the point person for the administration's goal of American "energy dominance."
The proposal would relocate many of the Interior Department's top decision-makers from Washington to still-undisclosed cities in the West.
Interior had previously announced it was delaying the Obama-era rule until January 2019, arguing that it was overly burdensome to industry.
Some Westerners have long argued federal land managers should be closer to the land they oversee.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has started a major push to reorganize the agency and get thousands of employees out of Washington D.C.
The Native American Rights Fund represents three of the five American Indian tribes suing President Trump over his proclamation to shrink the national monument.
CU Boulder environmental historian Paul Sutter digs into the details of the Antiquities Act.
Both western governors appeared together at an energy conference at Colorado State University.
The proposal comes not long after many of the parks that charge entrance fees raised them. The rationale is the same — to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure.