In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 photo, a brigade from the Electric Power Authority repairs distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The storm struck after the Authority had filed for bankruptcy in July, put off maintenance and had finished dealing with outages from Hurricane Irma. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

The two-year-old energy company that was awarded $300 million to repair Puerto Rico’s crippled power grid threatened on Wednesday to pull its 44 workers from San Juan over Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz’s criticism of the contract.
Montana’s Whitefish Energy blasted Yulin Cruz after she said their no-bid contract to repair the island’s power gird should be “voided” and a more transparent process should take place.
After calling the mayor’s comments “misplaced,” Whitefish offered to remove their workers from the city completely over the mayor’s comments.
“We’ve got 44 linemen rebuilding power lines in your city & 40 more men just arrived. Do you want us to send them back or keep working?” the company wrote to the mayor on Twitter.
The San Juan mayor responded to their vague threat by claiming the comment implies Whitefish “will not treat the City of San Juan with the diligence it deserves. Thus admitting political motivations.”
On Tuesday, Yulin …
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