Zinke has made reorganizing the Interior — which manages 780,000 square miles of public lands, mostly in the West — a signature mission since taking over the agency.
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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.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has started a major push to reorganize the agency and get thousands of employees out of Washington D.C.
Both western governors appeared together at an energy conference at Colorado State University.
In April, President Trump ordered a review of 27 national monuments around the country. The interior secretary made his recommendations last week.
Zinke said unspecified boundary adjustments for some monuments will be included in the recommendations he planned to give President Donald Trump.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the new strategy for the ground-dwelling bird that has suffered a dramatic population decline across its 11-state range.