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]