Democratic News

Oct 29 2017

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

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."