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We the people of North Carolina should have Rob Schofield and Al Ripley negotiating on our behalf:

No one expects Duke, Progress or a new combined statewide monopoly to solve all of North Carolina's energy and poverty woes. The problems have been long in the making and will not be solved overnight. Still, the notion that North Carolina might allow such a huge and unprecedented event as a Duke-Progress merger to take place without requiring more of a regulated monopoly that exists to serve the public interest than a token, one-time contribution - say, 10 to 20 times more - is shocking.