The Trump appointed Post Master turned a deaf ear to requests for the postal service to replace its aging carrier vehicle fleet with a good number of electric trucks….
This change after people went to court against him….
DeJoy is not popular with Democrats ….
But President Biden has kept him….
He is rasing mail and package delivery rates….
He’s trying to have the service pay its own way…..
THAT IS a good thing….
But Biden could find someone else and make a LOT of people happier…
The combined 84,500 trucks — which begin making deliveries in late 2023 — will go a long way toward meeting President Biden’s goal for the entire government fleet to be EV-powered by 2035. The Postal Service’s more than 217,000 vehicles make up the largest share of federal civilian vehicles….
Regulators estimated that 150,000 of the Oshkosh gas-powered trucks would emit roughly the same amount of Earth-warming carbon dioxide each year as 4.3 million passenger vehicles. White House officials said such emissions could pose permanent ecological damage. Sixteen states plus four of the U.S.’s top environmental groups sued to stop the contract in April.
“I think the pressure from environmental justice groups, labor unions, it’s working,” Adrian Martinez, an attorney for Earthjustice, one of the activist groups bringing suit, told The Washington Post. “There’s still some more work that needs to be done, but the initial attitude that we got when we first met is shifting.”
“I am very willing to let them grow and change,” said Porter McConnell, campaign director of the consumer rights group Take on Wall Street and co-founder of the Save the Post Office Coalition….