LCV Statement on USPS Electrification Announcement

Contact: Emily Samsel, esamsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) announcement that it will invest $9.6 billion, including $3 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act, to electrify USPS delivery vehicles, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo:

“Thanks to the hard work of the Biden-Harris administration and funding from the historic Inflation Reduction Act, we’re thrilled that the U.S. Postal Service is finally delivering clean energy, just in time for the holidays. With more electric mail trucks on the streets and charging stations at post offices across the country, this investment will mean cleaner air for our children and families, major progress toward our climate goals, and a clear example of clean energy benefits for the nation and the world. We’re encouraged by this quick and effective use of Inflation Reduction Act funds and look forward to continued work with the Biden-Harris administration to ensure the landmark climate law is implemented boldly, swiftly, and equitably.”

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