N.C. WARN, the Durham-based nuclear watchdog group, wants to grill Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson or another top-ranking company executive in a public hearing. And if the Raleigh-based electric utility resists, N.C. WARN wants to use subpoena power to force executives to submit to questioning.
N.C. Waste Awareness and Reduction Network laid out its strategy in a filing made Wednesday with the N.C. Utilities Commission. The Durham group's request is part of the endgame in the proposed merger between Progress Energy and Duke Energy.
The N.C. Commission had denied N.C. WARN's previous requests for full hearings, but asked the organization to outline its claims for the legal record. The commission is expected to rule on the proposed merger soon, possibly this week.