Trump and now Biden’s postmaster Louis DeJoy was asked to replace the US Postalo Service’s mail carrier vehicle with mostly electric ones…
DeJoy ignored that….
Now STATES (and others )are going after his decision in a effort to change it ….
The buy will be for tens of thosands of vehicles….
Attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia and a coalition of environmental groups are suing the US Postal Service in an effort to stop the purchase of thousands of gasoline-powered trucks.
The lawsuits allege that the USPS erred in its decision to replace its current fleet with 90% gas-powered trucks and 10% battery electric vehicles, and call for a more fulsome review of the environmental impacts such a move would have.
Despite objections from the White House and the Environmental Protection Agency, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has said repeatedly that the Postal Service doesn’t have the funding to increase the number of electric vehicles in its fleet.
Both the attorneys general suit and another from Earthjustice, CleanAirNow KC, the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity were filed in the Northern District of California. A third lawsuit from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the United Auto Workers was filed in the Southern District of New York.
“The Postal Service has a historic opportunity to invest in our planet and in our future. Instead, it is doubling down on outdated technologies that are bad for our environment and bad for our communities,” California Attorney General Rob Bonta said in a statement Thursday….
There is $6 billion in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act to help the USPS transition to all-electric vehicles, but the bill has stalled in the Senate.