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Puerto Rico to cancel Whitefish Energy contract

Whitefish Energy contractors at work in Puerto Rico. Photo: Ramon Espinosa / AP

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Sunday called on a government board to cancel a $300 million contract with the Montana company Whitefish Energy to rebuild the hurricane-ravaged island's power grid. Rossello said the contract became a distraction after members of Congress and FEMA raised concerns. Whitefish had only two full-time employees when Maria made landfall, and the company's largest project before this was a $1.3 million contract in Arizona.

Update: Puerto Rico's power authority says it will end the contract once ongoing work is completed. [Go deeper: A breakdown of the contract]

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