Senior lineman from Lakeland Electric working to help restore Puerto Rico’s power grid are paid $63 an hour, but the contractor who hired the Lakeland workers is billing the Puerto Rican public power company $319 an hour. Puerto Rico’s deal with contractor Whitefish Energy Holdings of Montana “has served as a cautionary note about the potential for soaring costs that are common after disasters,” The New York Times reports.

Source: The New York Times

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