Tiny firm from Trump cabinet member’s hometown wins massive contract to restore Puerto Rico’s electricity
A $300m contract to help fix Puerto Rico’s crippled electricity network has been awarded to a tiny Montana firm located in the hometown of a cabinet member of the Trump administration. Whitefish Energy had only two full-time employees on the day Hurricane Maria struck the island, devastating homes, roads and leaving around 95 per cent of the island without electricity, a figure than has now dropped to 76 per cent. A month later, the company has 280 workers on the island, a majority of whom are subcontractors, according to a report by the Washington Post.
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