McLaughlin comments on conservation easements for golf courses

Nancy_McLaughlin_ysmk28Professor Nancy McLaughlin was quoted in the April 13, 2016 issue of Inc. magazine in a story titled, “Save the Birdies: Golf Courses Deserve (Some) Environmental Tax Credit.”

“I actually think golf courses, properly managed, in some limited circumstances, could protect habitat,” she explained. “Golf courses are also some of the only remaining open spaces in certain localities. So protecting portions of the golf courses that protect habitat or publicly-accessible open spaces should be eligible for the deduction. But the way the deduction is currently structured, it’s too open for abuse. Congress needs to build in additional requirements for easements on golf courses to qualify.”

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