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  Tiny Montana Firm Suspiciously Scores $300 Million Contract to Restore Puerto Rico's Electricity
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AuthorEleanor Sheehan
News DateTuesday, October 24, 2017 02:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionNothing could be less suspicious than a tiny, two-year-old company—whose resumé includes repairing a few miles of electrical line in Arizona—scoring a $300 million contract with Puerto Rico’s electrical company, right? Whitefish Energy, a company that had only two full-time employees a month ago, has done just that.

Why Whitefish Energy? One clue could be that it’s based in a small Montana town, Whitefish, where Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke coincidentally happens to be from. “Everyone knows everybody,” Zinke’s office said in an email to the Post denying he had anything to do with Whitefish’s contract, though he did admit knew the company’s chief executive, Andy Techmanski. One of Zinke’s sons even worked as a “flagger” for Whitefish over the summer, he conceded.
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