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House Dems seek probe of USPS plan for new mail truck fleet


Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are seeking an investigation into a U.S. Postal Service plan to replace its aging mail trucks with mostly gasoline-powered vehicles.

The plan largely ignores calls to replenish the mail-service fleet with electric vehicles and falls far short of President Joe Biden’s goals to address climate change.

In a letter Monday, Democrats asked the agency’s inspector general to investigate whether the Postal Service complied with the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws when awarding a 10-year contract to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense to supply up to 165,000 new mail trucks.

Only 10% of the initial order will be for EVs; the remaining 90% use traditional gasoline-powered engines.

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