Whitefish Controversy Threatens to Derail Efforts to Restore Power to Puerto Rico 1 234 567

Whitefish Controversy Threatens to Derail Efforts to Restore Power to Puerto Rico

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Public anger is rising in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico as details emerge about a no-bid contract awarded to a little-known U.S. company to restore the island’s power grid, which was destroyed by Hurricane Maria.Among the details of the contract attracting attention are pay rates about five times higher than what is normal in Puerto Rico, and a clause prohibiting island or federal authorities from auditing those labor rates.U.S. politicians in Washington have begun demanding...

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