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Sierra Club Demands Immediate Investigation of Puerto Rico Energy Contract and Any Cabinet Ties
San Juan, Puerto Rico - The Sierra Club is demanding an immediate demand for Congress to investigate the circumstances surrounding the awarding of a three hundred million dollar electric reconstruction contract to a small Montana firm of two employees, Whitefish Energy, from the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The Sierra Club’s demand joins calls from Members of Congress, and comes on the heels of a demand from the Mayor of San Juan that the contract be canceled.
STATEMENT FROM SIERRA CLUB NATIONAL BOARD MEMBER RAMON CRUZ OF PUERTO RICO, A FORMER COMMISSIONER OF THE PUERTO RICO ENERGY COMMISSION AND A FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THE PUERTO RICO ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY BOARD.
“If this is what it looks like, Zinke and the Trump Administration are using the devastation in Puerto Rico, where people are actually still losing electricity a full month after the disaster, to help their friends profit. Congress needs to step in and investigate this shady deal immediately."
The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.