A group of 35 bikers from the Greenpeace ?Energy Revolution Bike Ride? make their way to the house of Representatives today after biking for 3 days and 200 kilometers from Morong, Bataan, site of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) to del...

Photo | May 26, 2009

A group of 35 bikers from the Greenpeace ?Energy Revolution Bike Ride? make their way to the house of Representatives today after biking for 3 days and 200 kilometers from Morong, Bataan, site of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) to deliver a petition signed by thousands to Congress. The petition rejects the proposal for nuclear power in the country and instead enable massive uptake of renewable energy. The measure to revive the BNPP, was proposed in July 2008 Early this year in January. It hurdled the House Committee on Energy without due consideration to concerns about the bill?s many faults. The proposal passed the Committee on Rules last week. It is now in the order of business in Congress, which means that it will most likely be taken up in plenary in the next two weeks, raising serious concerns that the bill will be railroaded before the House adjourns on June 5.

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