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The number of states that are suing the U.S. Postal Service to stop the purchase of thousands of gas-powered vehicles in an attempt to have the Service electrify its mail delivery fleet; 14 of the states have Democratic governors. Two more separate, but similar, lawsuits were filed, one by the Center for Biological Diversity, Earthjustice, CleanAirNow KC and Sierra Club and the other by the Natural Resources Defense Council and United Auto Workers in New York. The Postal Service plans to purchase up to 165,000 delivery vehicles over the next decade.

(Associated Press — April 29, 2022)
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