Cantwell Statement On PREPA Intent To Cancel The Whitefish Energy Contract

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee Stresses Importance of the GAO Investigation Into $300 Million Deal

October 29, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) made the following statement in response to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA) announced intent to cancel its $300 million dollar contract with Whitefish Energy:

“The Whitefish Energy contract should be canceled. An investigation to determine how we got into this situation in the first place must continue. Taxpayers should pay a fair rate for the emergency repairs Puerto Rico desperately needs--not be gouged by Whitefish Energy or anyone else. I am calling on the President and FEMA to ensure this cancellation results in no delay in restoring power to millions of American families in Puerto Rico."