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U.S. states urge postal service to halt gas vehicle purchases

August 15, 2022

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WASHINGTON Aug 15 (Reuters) – A group of 17 state attorneys general urged the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to halt planned purchases of gasoline-powered delivery vehicles pending a new environmental review, in a statement on Monday that encouraged the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs).

USPS announced plans last month to buy at least 25,000 electric delivery vehicles – more than twice its prior estimate – to replace its aging fleet. The group of states led by California and New York want USPS to redo its analysis with “greater attention to environmental justice and addressing the climate crisis.”

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