In rebuilding, Puerto Rico should embrace solar power (Letters)

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"In addition to physical damage, Puerto Rico's economy is about to crash", Rossello wrote in the letter.

"If there is a place, a locality that is not delivering food to the people of Puerto Rico that need it, there's going to be some hell to pay", Mr Rossello said.

Puerto Rico in May filed a form of bankruptcy under the Title III provision in the PROMESA law. Cory Booker, Menendez called on President Trump to use the authority given to him under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to more quickly respond to the disaster unfolding in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. "We want to be able to help them out and their families out because Hurricane Maria really devastated the island", said Manuel Borrayo, a Client Service Manager at Allegiant.

Puerto Rico, a United States territory with nearly 3.5 million American citizens, was devastated by the storm. "Nobody could have done what I've done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation", he wrote. However just yesterday vital details vanished from the agency's website - including statistics on how many people have access to electricity and clean water. Musk agreed. Hours later, he announced he was delaying the unveiling of Tesla's new semi-truck and diverting resources, in part to "increase battery production for Puerto Rico and other affected areas".

"It's out in the ocean", he said of the USA territory.

"Maybe from where she's standing it's a good news story, but when you're drinking from a creek, when you don't have food for a baby, it's not a good news story", the mayor said. "In a follow up tweet he added, "...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk often takes to Twitter to mull over ideas, but on Friday his musings about sending his company's solar-powered batteries to help restore Puerto Rico's power attracted the attention of the island's governor.

The federal government's waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico will not be extended after it expires on Sunday night, a Department of Homeland Security official said on Monday. Oh sorry they are collecting data...

"People in PR are very close so everyone is gathering with everybody if you need something they'll give it to you and that's the type of person they are".

"We don't have time for the political noise", he continued. "And also when I walked in, the cheering was incredible".

Puerto Rico is struggling to recover two weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through the country, knocking out communications and power across the island. In the aftermath, Trump was accused of paying more attention to political protests taking place in the National Football League than he has to the more than 3 million Americans grappling with Hurricane Maria's effects.

Immediately after the storm passed, the Puerto Ricans began to rebuild. In an emotional address mainly directed at President Trump, the mayor begged for help.



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