Justice, DEP battle over dam, road at W.Va. resort
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Billionaire Jim Justice is in a war of words with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection over an illegally built dam at a gated golf course community.
DEP says the Mallard Lake Dam at The Resort at Glade Springs is a potentially deadly flooding hazard to drivers.
The Register-Herald first reported the dispute, citing a letter Justice sent property owners in Glade Springs Village.
Justice warns the DEP’s actions could prompt his company, Emco Glade Springs Hospitality, to transfer responsibility for the dam and road to the property owners.
But DEP says it gave Emco multiple options last year to make the uncertified dam comply with state law. They include raising, lowering or removing it.
DEP says Emco has yet to submit an engineering plan for review.
The Herald-Dispatch welcomes your comments on this article, but please be civil. Avoid profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, accusations of criminal activity, name-calling or insults to the other posters. Herald-dispatch.com does not control or monitor comments as they are posted, but if you find a comment offensive or uncivil, hover your mouse over the comment and click the X that appears in the upper right of the comment. If you do not want your comment to post to your personal Facebook page, uncheck the box below the comment.