By John Downey
An N.C. environmental group contends the state’s sunshine law requires regulators to disclose the details of so-far confidential deals Duke Energy and Progress Energy have made with organizations to win their support for the companies’ proposed $26 billion merger.
The N.C. Waste Awareness and Reduction Network also calls on the N.C. Utilities Commission to reconsider an order issued Tuesday that strictly limits the issues to be addressed at a June 25 hearing on the merger.
The group filed both motions with the commission Thursday.
“We’re really concerned about all the secret deals,” says N.C. WARN Executive Director Jim Warren. “We think the public ought to be concerned about them.”