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Postal Service Watchdog Asked to Review Decision to Spurn EVs for Gasoline Mail Trucks

  • Democrats say decision didn’t comply with environmental law
  • ‘Significant deficiencies’ cited in buy of gas-powered trucks

House Democrats are asking the U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general to investigate the agency’s decision to replace its mail-truck fleet with almost all gasoline-powered models, a move that paved the way for a contract with Wisconsin military truck maker Oshkosh Corp. worth as much as $6 billion.

The Postal Service violated legal environmental requirements in its decision to to move forward with the plan, the lawmakers wrote in a letter Monday to Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb. They asked for an investigation into whether the agency complied with national law in its environmental rationale underpinning the decision.