USPS moves ahead with plan to spend billions on gas vehicles


A U.S. Postal Service worker prepares packages for delivery during Cyber Monday in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.

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The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday completed a final regulatory requirement for its plan to replace its delivery fleet with thousands of gas-powered vehicles, forging ahead with a decision that’s drawn strong opposition from the Biden administration and environmental groups.

The Postal Service operates roughly 230,000 vehicles, making up one-third of the country’s entire federal fleet. Earlier this month, the EPA and the White House Council on Environmental Quality urged the Postal Service to conduct an…


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