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Cooperstown Environmental Supports Merrimack River Conservation Efforts

Cooperstown Environmental Supports Merrimack River Conservation Efforts
Susan Curtis, Cooperstown Environmental’s Managing Principal, attended Merrimack River Watershed Council's (MRWC) 4th annual State of the Waters 2020 Conference on January 31st. The conference helps to publicize an increased awareness of the economic, recreational and cultural importance of the Merrimack River to our region. This year’s theme was Next Generation Pollution: The Challenges and Solutions. Among the lecture topics were contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), microplastics, and pharmaceuticals as well as Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs). PFAS are man-made polyfluoroalkyl substances, sometimes referred to as “forever chemicals”, due to their tendency to bio-accumulate and because their stable chemical

What Can Brown Do for You? Environmental Due Diligence!

What Can Brown Do for You? Environmental Due Diligence!
Andover, MA (February 10, 2020) - Cooperstown Environmental LLC announces that it has appointed Lauren Brown to spearhead the firm’s Environmental Due Diligence practice, effective January 1st. The Andover, MA-based company provides environmental consulting and engineering support to businesses, governments, property developers, and others. Services include the management and implementation of a variety of site assessment and site remediation techniques for contaminated properties, sometimes known as “Brownfields,” as well as associated areas including tax credits, solar energy, and others. Environmental Due Diligence is typically performed by property buyers prior to purchase to assess the current use and prior history of

Lawrence Company Helped by Brownfield Tax Credit Program

Lawrence Company Helped by Brownfield Tax Credit Program
Prospect Iron and Steel Corporation is a family company that was started by the grandfather and granduncle of current vice president Bob Nash more than 92 years ago. After 87 years in Somerville, Prospect Iron and Steel moved their scrap recycling business to Lawrence, Massachusetts in 2014, a move prompted by an eminent domain taking to allow the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line to move into Somerville. Before purchasing the property, the company performed due diligence activities and determined that the property on Medford Street they planned to purchase was contaminated. The company’s environmental professional determined that the

Q: Is the sale of a Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit taxable?

Q: Is the sale of a Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit taxable?
A: Like it or not, the answer is almost surely “Yes”, the credits are taxable. A recent US Court of Appeals case regarding whether a recipient of New York State Brownfield credits had to pay tax on the credits again shines a light on this issue – in our experience, the question of if your tax credit will be taxed is one of the most common questions we field. In Massachusetts, the Brownfield tax credits became transferable in 2006, and a secondary market has developed where credit recipients can sell excess credits at a discount to face value to generate

Reflecting on the Past Decade of the Massachusetts Environmental Industry

Reflecting on the Past Decade of the Massachusetts Environmental Industry
As 2019 comes to close, we at Cooperstown Environmental LLC find ourselves reflecting on advances in the Massachusetts environmental industry over the past decade. We wanted to share a few of the major areas of progress with our clients and colleagues. A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to the growth of this industry and to making Massachusetts a cleaner and safer place! Since you are probably all too sick of the end-of-the-decade “Top 10” lists we created a Pick Six of highlights: Vapor Intrusion In December 2010 the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) published the Vapor Intrusion
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