WASHINGTON — Two environmental groups critical of coal-fired electric plants are urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to encourage broker-dealers that underwrite municipal bonds for such projects to provide more disclosure about the regulatory and fiscal changes stemming from climate change.

The Natural Resources Defense Council made the request in a comment letter sent to the SEC just before Christmas, endorsing a September letter from the Sierra Club that called for improvements to both primary and continuing disclosures for these types of bonds.

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