31 Oct '17, 2pm

Puerto Ricans Deserve Answers, Not Scandals From the Administration

Puerto Ricans Deserve Answers, Not Scandals From the Administration

It’s been 41 days since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, and residents of the Island are still without basic necessities as the terrible toll of the storm continues to be visible and dangerous. More than 70% of the island remains without power, access to clean water remains restricted, and, stunningly, authorities are having to make the decision to burn more than 900 bodies because they do not have the capacity to conduct proper burials. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is failing to provide an adequate number of representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, has thrown paper towels at those in need, claims that it will take 100 years to rebuild Puerto Rico (when even the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after World War II took six years), and is increasingly mired in the Whitefish Energy scandal, which the FBI is now investigating. American citizens are in despera...

Full article: https://www.sierraclub.org/compass/2017/10/puerto-ricans-...

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