"House Panel Will Investigate USPS Plan To Purchase 8.6 Mpg Trucks"

"State attorneys general and top environmental groups have already sued the Postal Service to block the $11.3 billion truck contract".

"A House committee has opened an investigation into the U.S. Postal Service’s $11.3 billion plan to purchase mostly gas-powered mail-delivery trucks, ordering the mail agency to turn over confidential records on their environmental impact and costs.

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), who chairs the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, told Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in a letter sent Wednesday night that his agency may have “relied on flawed assumptions” to justify buying a fleet in which only 1 in 10 of the new vehicles would run on cleaner electric power.

The Postal Service has the largest civilian fleet in the federal government and one of the largest in the world; it is crucial to President Biden’s plan to make the entire government fleet EV-powered by 2035."

Jacob Bogage reports for the Washington Post May 12, 2022.

Source: Washington Post, 05/13/2022