USPS, Louis DeJoy meets Congressional intervention of his “failures” contained in the USPS EIS -Fleet modernization…
Did you really think DeJoy would be given the >$10B (as in Billion) green light to reverse previous USPS decisions? I mean cronyism does have its limitations and is called Congress…
Well over a year ago I wrote extensively about DeJoy-less (yes I’m still trying to make that happen) unilateral decision to make a head scratching decision to award a multi-billion dollar contract to a company who has barely any expertise in Electric (or alternative fuel source) Vehicles. Technically when I was on Twitter DeJoy had a permanent place on my list and I created countless threads which represented hundreds of hours of research. But Twitter ←enough said. Conversely I do think it’s important to refresh previous research and I would recommend that read the following:
March 2021 DeJoy(less) strikes again -he is by far the most problematic of all Trump Appointees SHOCKING AWARD TCV $6Billion to Oshkosh Electric Vehicles -the numbers don’t add up
February 2022 - House OverSight and the USPS significant delays in deliveries in predominantly Communities of Color UPDATED with Testimony & additional USPS-OIG reports
In the above January and February 2022 articles I walked you through how Trump and DeJoy likely conspired to weaponize the USPS Fleet Vehicles and other profoundly problematic “executive decisions” by DeJoy.
Incidentally I am still shocked that neither US Attorney for EDNC or DC apparently closed their criminal investigation into DeJoy’s straw donation scheme. And by all outward appearances the DOJ nor GAO nor USPS-OIG have all but stopped their previous investigations into Louis DeJoy’s well documented violations of Federal Campaign Election Laws and FAR/TINA (those are both acronyms for Laws/Rules of federal contracts). And it’s clear that very last bastion of justice (and oversight) falls upon Congress.
Additionally I’ve embedded the very recent United Nations Climate Change Reports below:
IPCC | Climate Change 2022: Mitigation: “Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach. However, there is increasing evidence of climate action” Read the report.
IPCC | Climate Change 2022: Impacts: “The report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability warns that climate change is causing dangerous disruption in nature and is affecting billions of people, stressing the urgency to act.” Read the report.
UNEP | Emissions Gap Report 2021 “New and updated climate commitments fall far short of the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, pushing the world towards a global temperature rise of at least 2.7°C this century, warns the latest Emissions Gap Report” Read the report.
The fact is our United States Postal Service has the largest fleet of vehicles, per the USPS they have over 240,000 vehicles in their fleet. statista
Moreover and prior to DeJoy’s appointment —we had multiple previous Post Office Postmaster Generals, who identified that migrating the USPS fleet to electric would greatly reduce the USPS carbon footprint. As noted in Chairwoman Maloney’s April 2022 closing remarks:
..absolutely now and the best way to do it, is uh is that to burn less oil and gas and the postal service cannot ignore its responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet…the united nations says if we don't do this we are facing dire dire consequences and relying on gas guzzlers is also bad for business…
And as the Chairwoman suggest —YES this present a National Security concern because of our reliance on Russian Oil and Gas. And frankly it’s refreshing to know that Chairwoman Maloney concise summation of this issue is viewed with a much wider lens…
House Government and Reform Committee…
On May 11, 2022 the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform will hold a business meeting —which will focus on the consideration of various legislation:
ensure the Postal Service has an accurate environmental impact statement to inform its acquisition of Next Generation Delivery Vehicles…
I do think it’s hilarious how some on Twitter portend to know how DC works —you jackhole you didn’t even last a full year in my town. We chew people like you up for sport. Because those of us who know, well we know and some of us consistently provide actual documents/reports/letters to our readers because we aren’t information hoarders….
And let me tell you -as someone who has worked on numerous Environmental Impact Studies (EIS), when I read the USPS December 2021 EIS —I literally said the following: “the infirmities contained herein are emblematic of how DeJoy has always operated and this 300+ page EIS is a monstrosity of epic failure because DeJoy/USPS fail on the most basic NEPA requirements…” of course you should not be soley reliant on my words, as I am prone to cussing and typos and I’d encourage you to read the reports and letters contained herein:
In February of 2022 the EPA sent the following 13 page letter to the House OverSight -the EPA conducted a careful and thorough analysis of the USPS-December 2021 EIS. The EPA February 2, 2022, letter to the Postal Service, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated that “the final EIS remains seriously deficient.” EPA went on to state:
A contract for this proposal was awarded prior to the NEPA [National Environmental Policy Act] process, critical features of the contract are not disclosed in the EIS, important data and economic assumptions are missing in the EIS, and the EIS failed to consider a single feasible alternative to the proposed action.
Specifically, the final EIS does not disclose essential information underlying the key analysis of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), underestimates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, fails to consider more environmentally protective feasible alternatives, and inadequately considers impacts on communities with environmental justice concerns.
These deficiencies render the final EIS inconsistent with the requirements of NEPA and its implementing regulations. For these reasons, EPA concludes that the relevant portions of the final EIS should be revised and made available for public comment in a supplemental EIS.6
To those who said I was wrong about the USPS-EIS, NEPA and the EPA —aww bless your little uninformed disinformation hearts —I now refer you to page 2 of the EPA’s letter —here I even highlighted the important parts.
Because I know reading is hard and English is my second language. But what pray-tell is your excuse for consistently misinforming you hundreds of thousands of followers? I suppose grifters gotta grift, amirite? Also your GoFundMe —one could conclude its fraud, perhaps wire fraud, dishonest act something something — whispers — I compared the dates of both of your GoFundMe campaigns with CaseNet and you fooled a lot of people but your appeal docket doesn’t lie…
True story this (employed and unemployable) person did not even know what NEPA was/is —I spent hours on the phone trying to explain NEPA and APA and EIS and how procurement works. I wish I was joking but they also didn’t know what F.A.R or T.I.N.A —to no avail however I do find it comical that they portend to be a DC insider and knows how DC works. I can’t help but laugh because on page 2 of the EPA’s letter concerning the USPS (draft) EIS —well tickle my toes —guess who was right?
Wait -what’s that on page 3 of the EPA letter? Also to give you an idea of just how much research I conducted to locate that Feb 2022 EPA letter -this link will take you to the EPA’s EIS database. Good luck finding it or you can pull it down from my Scribd account because I don’t hoard public information, like ever. After all sharing is caring and occasionally I care…
If the February 2022 EPA letter is TL:DR allow me to summarize their findings: the USPS Postmaster General didn’t do the basic requirements as prescribed by law, specifically NEPA —the USPS failed to fully analyze the predictable environmental impacts. And based on historical data —these environmental impacts will disproportionately effect the poor and communities of color if the USPS fails to equally distribute electric vehicles in their fleet…
I would highly recommend that you read the EPA’s February 2022 letter -specifically pages 5 et seq…which is a point by point recitation of NEPA and the USPS illogical EIS. The USPS failure to meet the basic and I’m talking about the very basic requirements of NEPA. The language is unambiguous and the fact that DeJoy continues with his years long objective of cutting up our postal service and (potentially) selling them off —in an obvious attempt of unjust enrichment should not be ignored:
Apologies for some reason my YouTube link was “timed out” and failed to populate when I published this article —I went back into the archives and pulled down the August 2020 Congressional Testimony and it’s important because there was a lot of speculation ←which was later proven to be factually based that DeJoy’s “USPS Management Decisions” did in fact adversely effect the Communities of Color and their Constitutional right to vote. Remember back in the run up to the 2020 election I walked you through the various federal lawsuits and ultimately the Court found that the USPS did in fact explicitly targeted communities of color
And this link will take you to the House Oversight Committee’s May 6th meeting memorandum. Because tomorrow’s hearing can be viewed by the Committee’s YouTube Channel:
And with that I think you have enough factual information to make an informed opinion on DeJoy/USPS electrification of their enormous fleet… but I would encourage you to watch tomorrow’s hearing…at a later date I’ll upload the previous expert witness panel testimony from last month but I have to get back to my bonbons…
…and of course your daily saltwater therapy. Grief is a process and a hard one… yesterday I managed to clean out my (former) boss’ office and I didn’t cry. I’m still not okay and I don’t know when I will be. I’m vacillating between sadness and anger.
But I promise you, that I’m doing my level best to work towards acceptance. Years ago I was a volunteer at Whitman Walker Clinic, I helped patients at the end of their life. The Clinic required that I take a six week thanatology class. Even though, pragmatically I have the necessary tools to deal with death, I wasn’t prepared for this death. I’m struggling to come to terms with this enormous loss. It’s hard because almost everyday I’m reminded of what an incredible impact he made on my life, both professionally and personally. He is missed and was greatly loved and admired, as evident in last Friday’s memorial service.
For nearly fourteen years, every month I scheduled a delivery of his favorite candy. His May 2022 delivery came last week and earlier today I opened up the box of Clayes Old Fashion candy and I stood there staring at the package of 2lbs wild cherry candy. I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out so now I’m when I pop the candy in my mouth it’s truly bittersweet… I miss him more than words can say..
And nothing says crazy SWF like having your cyberstalker and chief harasser post on Instagram that I “should have killed myself” —incidentally she’s deleted over 25+ of her recent Instagram post —I assume these post were the same ones that several individuals sent me screenshots of. I’m not mad at her, I just pity her that she’s evolved into a very bitter and cruel person. I’ll pray for her (I’m kidding I don’t pray for people who cheat on their spouse and spend nearly three years stalking and harassing me) —Shittlestix was that out loud? Sorry not Sorry