ATLANTA -- Tallahassee, Fla., has conditionally approved building a $273 million coal-fired power plant to be financed with tax-exempt revenue bonds, a city official said last week.

According to Kevin G. Wailes, assistant director of Tallahassee's electric department, construction of a facility to replace the city's 238-megawatt natural gas-burning plant was authorized July 8 by a 3-to-2 vote of the city council.

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