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Puerto Rico Governor Calls For Cancellation of $300 Million Whitefish Energy Contract

This morning, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello stated that he wants the controversial no-bid $300 million contract awarded to tiny energy company Whitefish Energy canceled.

Quite a bit of attention has been paid to the contract, with speculation that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was involved in the decision as the company is based in his hometown of Whitefish. Montana. The Trump administration has denied the claim.

CBS News’ David Begnaud provided additional details on the governor’s request.

The small company didn’t help matters out when it got involved in a Twitter feud with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz last week, something Whitefish Energy apologized for later.

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