Puerto Rico governor calls for cancellation of Whitefish contract
30 October 2017 | 8:00 am
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has called for the immediate cancellation of a $300 million contract with Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings, a tiny company based in the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
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