Tiny, unheard of, Montana company – who contributed huge amounts of money to Zinke was handed
a $300 Million contract –
No Puerto Rico.
It gets MORE Surreal
A copy of the deal highlighted by reporter Ken Klippenstein reveals that the Government is NOT allowed to "audit or review the Cost and Profit elements" under the ZINKE Agreement,
allowing the company greater "discretion and secrecy"
for how it spends the $300 Million
to restore power to the island.
Puerto Rico is rebuilding after two major hurricanes
wiped out most of the island's electrical grid.
via Daily Prompt: Surreal
A Two-man company, in tiny town Montana
got a $300 million Puerto Rico Contract
…directly connected to Trump officials and GOP donors.
Can you spell Zinke?
The bizarre decision to instead hire a tiny for-profit company is drawing heavy scrutiny from Congress
and comes amid concerns about bankrupt Puerto Rico’s spending as it seeks to provide relief to
its 3.4 million residents,
the great majority of whom remain without power a month after the storm.
#45 tapped Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke, who was raised in Whitefish, to be the nation’s next Secretary of the Interior,
He is responsible for (mis) management of federal land and natural resources.
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority recently signed the contract with Montana’s Whitefish Energy… At the time, the firm had two full-time employees. The contract was awarded without a competitive bidding process.
Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rico’s largest city, described the Montana company as inadequate and said there appears to be a lack of “due diligence” behind the contract.
“These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.”