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Puerto Rico governor calls for cancellation of Whitefish contract

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló wants to cancel a tiny Montana company’s $300 million contract to restore power to the storm-hit U.S. territory and expects help from the governors of Florida and New York, his office said on Sunday. Whitefish Energy Holdings’ contract with Puerto Rico’s …

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Tiny Montana firm's Puerto Rico power deal draws scrutiny

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal emergency officials raised “significant concerns” on Friday about a $300 million contract between Puerto Rico’s storm-hit power utility and a tiny Montana firm, as Democratic lawmakers stepped up calls for an investigation of the deal. A pick up from Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings is parked …

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FEMA, U.S. lawmakers cite concerns over firm's Puerto Rico deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Questions over a multi-million dollar contract between Puerto Rico’s power utility and a small Montana firm to repair storm damage grew on Friday as federal emergency officials raised “significant concerns” about the deal and Democratic lawmakers requested an investigation. A pick up from Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings …

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FEMA cites significant concerns with Puerto Rico energy deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Emergency Management Administration on Friday said it did not approve a multi-million dollar contract between Puerto Rico’s power utility and a small Montana firm to repair storm damage, and has “significant concerns” about the deal. A pick up from Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings is parked …

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Puerto Rico, Whitefish defend controversial power contract

(Reuters) – Puerto Rico and Whitefish Energy Holdings on Tuesday defended their $300 million contract for the small Montana company to repair the U.S. territory’s hurricane-ravaged power grid after the deal was criticized by U.S. lawmakers. FILE PHOTO: Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello attends a news conference days after …

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Schumer calls on Trump to appoint official to oversee Puerto Rico relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, is calling on President Donald Trump to name a single official to oversee and coordinate relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) departs after a full-Senate briefing by Deputy …

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