Weymouth Landing Project, the Trump administration’s new land-transport project for the western lands region, has been approved by Congress, a new study shows.
The new study, which was conducted by a coalition of local landowners and environmental groups, says that while the land transfer would not immediately improve air quality in the area, it would create a significant increase in jobs.
The study estimates that 1,000 jobs will be created in the next five years by the land-transfer.
The coalition is a coalition comprising a group of landowners and communities across the West Virginia and West Virginia, which includes the communities of West Virginia Beach, Weymount, Waukesha, and nearby Weymous, as well as nearby towns.
It’s estimated that 1.3 million acres of land in the western region would be transferred to the Trump project, including nearly 900,000 acres of farmland.
In a press release issued Thursday, the coalition said the land acquisition process is expected to result in: More than 2,500 jobs in the construction industry; $3.6 billion in economic activity, which would create more than 4,000 construction jobs in West Virginia; a new economic development center that will help support economic growth in the region; and nearly $600 million in federal funds to help with the restoration and repair of damaged lands, including the land that was lost to the land transport project.
The land transfer will also result in an additional $2.8 billion in federal investment for the restoration of the West Coast Coast’s wetlands, and $1.8 million in grants for a restoration of coastal habitats, according to the study.
Trump’s administration has already proposed $1 billion in construction projects in the southwestern and southwestern regions of the state, with $1 million earmarked for a project that will connect Waukegan with the cities of West Columbia and Rockford, and another $600,000 for a construction project in a state park in Rockford.
The Trump administration has said that the land use plan is not meant to supplant the existing environmental rules, and the environmental groups who have been fighting for its passage say the administration’s land-management proposal has failed to adequately protect the western landlands.
“The land transfer project is an extreme example of the Obama administration’s extreme land-planning policies,” said Laura E. Mancini, director of environmental programs at the West Virginian Environmental Alliance.
“Its very clear the land was not given the full amount of protection it deserved, and its also clear that the federal government was not fully consulted before this plan was proposed.
The president’s plan is a major blow to our environment, our economy, and our economy’s ability to function and be successful.”
In addition to the landowners, the study also says the land would create an additional 4,400 jobs, and a $5.2 million economic impact in the local community.
It says that about half of the land transfers will occur in the eastern portion of the Western Lands Region.
The West Virginia Department of Environment and Natural Resources says that 1 percent of the $1,000 million will be used for conservation and restoration of wetlands in the landtransport area.
It also says that it expects to have about $500,000 in grants and grants to help restore coastal habitats in the areas that are impacted by the proposed land transfer.