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Terminal gas

A mining behemoth has set its sights on floating a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminal off the Malibu/Ventura coast and, call us crazy, but we here in Malibu think it's a really bad idea. LNG TerminalThe thing would be 14 stories high and the size of three football fields, would play host to a constant conga line of diesel-belching supertankers, would itself spew an annual 200 tons of smog-inducing pollutants into the air and could, if a fire broke out, flash-fry everything within a seven-mile mile radius with a single flaming vapor cloud.

There's lots more (like the fact the plant, located just outside the border of the ecologically sensitive Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary, would dump millions of gallons of hot sea water into the Pacific each day) but today's post is about a benefit screening of "An Inconvenient Truth" taking place Friday night in Bluff Park in Malibu. (It's an ocean-side park, located where Malibu Canyon Road dead-ends into PCH. You can't miss it.)

The free screening of "An Inconvenient Truth" at 7:30 p.m. - they're taking donations - will be preceded by a 7 p.m. reception hosted by Pierce Brosnan. (That's gonna cost you a 'suggested' $250). The idea is to raise awareness and, hopefully, some cash to fight the thing. Brosnan is scheduled to speak, and a bunch of other bold-faced names are on the invite - Sting, Tom Hanks, Martin Sheen and more.

Movies at Bluff Park are a blast. There's a big inflatable screen, you bring beach chairs and blankets (it's cold here at night), parking is easy, people are friendly and there's plenty for kids to do. To RSVP to the benefit portion of the event call 310/230-4210.

See you there.

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