Hollywood celebrities including Pierce Brosnan, Daryl Hannah and Halle Berry have appealed to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to veto plans for a proposed natural gas facility in the region. The stars' Malibu protest yesterday (22OCT06) came after one of the world's largest energy companies, Australian-based BHP Billiton, revealed plans to build the terminals 14 miles (22.5 kilometres) off the California coast. BHP officials say the terminals would provide a reliable source of low-polluting energy but opponents fear they won't meet clean air requirements and could be terrorist targets. Berry fumed, "We have to use our voices and band together and stop this." SPLASH actress Hannah joined dozens of surfers as they paddled out to a sign which beamed the words "Terminate It". A decision is expected next year (07).