Firm Successes – Spring 2017

Tom Mackie and Peter Durning secured final victories over the Conservation Law Foundation and other opponents to our client’s proposed Springfield, MA biomass energy facility by defeating an air plan appeal in the Superior Court and a noisome trade site assignment petition before the Springfield Public Health Commission.

John Shea assisted Jacqueline Nuñez of the WonderGroup in securing a MassDEP Superseding Determination of Applicability that allows this first-of-its-kind green housing development within the City of Boston to move forward.

Through their adjudicatory appeal of a MassDEP air plan approval, John Shea and Peter Durning secured protection for the neighbors to a new industrial facility in the form of additional air emission controls; compliance testing; noise mitigation and monitoring; and limited hours of operation.

Peter Durning and John Shea provided due diligence support and compliance advice under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan for structuring the acquisition and cleanup of a contaminated property to a national developer who is building a mixed-use residential and commercial project in Belmont.

John Shea assisted in achieving a Temporary Solution in compliance with a Consent Judgment deadline for the cleanup of a metal finishing site in Taunton, and conducted public hearings on site assignment modifications for landfill operations as the Hearing Officer to the Taunton and Westminster Boards of Health.

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