From Jared Huffman <[email protected]>
Subject what happened at the USPS
Date February 28, 2022 7:55 PM
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A few weeks ago I wrote asking you to join me in taking
action to stop billionaire, Trump-appointed Postmaster General,
Louis DeJoy, from sabotaging the USPS and squandering the
once-in-a-generation opportunity to make progress on the Biden
Administration’s climate action plan by slashing carbon pollution
by millions of metric tons, and investing in America’s growing
electric vehicle industry.

DeJoy ignored your objections – and those of the
President and the Environmental Protection Agency.

In complete defiance of Biden’s executive order to
electrify the entire 645,000-vehicle federal fleet by 2027, DeJoy
has sealed the deal on a $6 billion dollar, decade-long plan to
purchase 165,000 vehicles from Oshkosh Defense – 90% of which
will be gas-guzzling trucks that get just 8.6 miles to the gallon
(a meager improvement over the 8.2 miles per gallon of the
decades-old trucks in the fleet today).

The U.S. transportation sector is already responsible
for roughly a third of our nation’s total climate emissions each
year. Gas-powered vehicles are literally fueling climate change.
Communities like mine along the northern coast of California are
already facing historic droughts and devastating wildfires and we
are bracing for more impacts from sea level rise.

DeJoy’s stubborn decision isn’t just out of line with
our values and priorities – it’s a terrible business decision and
a waste of taxpayer money. In choosing to spend billions on
dirty, inefficient mail trucks that will soon be obsolete, DeJoy
cut corners and bent rules. He awarded this contract before
initiating a mandatory environmental review, let alone a review
of the fiscal impact and policy implications of such an enormous
purchase. When the USPS finally did conduct an environmental
review, the EPA found that it was wildly insufficient. Nearly a
year ago, my colleagues and I called on the USPS Board of
Governors to halt this decision while there was legislation
pending in Congress – this too has been willfully ignored. For
all these reasons and more, DeJoy’s scheme is on shaky legal

There’s still time to stop DeJoy and redirect USPS to a
forward-looking plan to modernize its fleet with clean, safe and
efficient zero-emission vehicles. This is the Postal Service’s
chance to save billions and become a global leader in the
transition to clean vehicles.

We need an overwhelming number of people to sign this
call to action. Will you be one of them?

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Congressman Jared Huffman represents California's 2nd District,
which spans from the Golden Gate Bridge north to the Oregon
border. As a Democratic leader, Jared is committed to protecting
our environment, fighting for access to affordable healthcare and
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