Pierce Brosnan Prefers No Gas

9/18/2006 7:37 PM PDT

Pierce Brosnan Prefers No Gas

Pierce Brosnan and other celebrities campaigned and protested Friday against plans to build a liquefied natural gas terminal off the coast of Malibu. The $800 million dollar Cabrillo Port liquefied natural gas plant will be located 14 miles off the coast of Malibu. The facility is being shopped around by Australian-based BHP Billiton, one of the world's largest energy companies.

TMZ cameras rolled as the stars came out in support of the protest and Brosnan. Pierce says "This LNG project poses significant and potentially irreversible negative impacts to our coast, our environment and to the health and safety of our families," adding the terminal fails to meet clean air requirements.

A post on Brosnan's web site urging Malibu residents to join in the fight is signed by such A-listers as Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, Darryl Hannah, Cindy Crawford, Olivia Newton John, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cher and Barbra Streisand.

TMZ spoke to a rep at BHP Billiton who said "If you are against fossil fuels, you won't like our project. I can't argue with that. But LNG is a better fossil fuel. Natural gas is the cleanest, and until all of us can drive our cars and power our homes with wind, solar, hydro or other renewables -- for the millions of people in Los Angeles and California, Cabrillo Port is a cleaner, safer solution."