SAN DIEGO — With high-risk capital-intensive projects like fertilizer, desalination and ethanol plants entering the municipal bond market sphere, analysts need to beware of red flags, said participants at the National Federation of Municipal Analysts conference.

Thursday’s appropriately titled, “Déjà vu or Deja Voodoo” panel also outlined safeguards for municipalities partnering with private companies to insure that environmentally-minded projects live up to their expectations.

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