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Puerto Rico’s Governor Demands Montana Company's $300M Contract Be Canceled


Faced with many questions about how an obscure Montana company could win a 300 million dollar deal to restore power to the hurricane devastated island, Puerto Rico’s governor has called for a contract with Whitefish Energy to be canceled. Nearly 40 days after Maria made landfall as a Category four hurricane in late September, 70% of the island remains without power. Whitefish Energy's CEO said his company, which is based in U.S.

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