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Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification

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Your beach may be more polluted than you think. Each hour we dump one ton of invisible pollution into the ocean; if it were a visible, tangible substance like oil, we would demand that the spill be halted. Even though you can't see it, this pollution threatens our sea life -- from the smallest of plankton to the greatest of whales.

The pollution is carbon dioxide, and it's making our oceans more acidic. Ocean acidification is linked to global warming in that both are caused by CO2 buildup and both threaten to cause unprecedented devastation to the planet's biome. The early effects are already here: Baby oysters cannot survive in waters off the Pacific Northwest, coral growth has been stunted in Florida, and polar waters have eroded the shells of prey that sustain Alaska's salmon and whales.

Sign the petition below and tell the president and the Environmental Protection Agency we must act now to end ocean acidification. The science is in, and there's no debate: Ocean acidification threatens our marine life and coastal communities. The EPA has the tools to prevent ocean acidification from hurting corals, sea otters, salmon and whales, but it must act swiftly.

It's time for the Environmental Protection Agency to act to save our sea life! Protect our coastal ecosystems and communities from ocean acidification. If the EPA waits too long, the impacts on our oceans -- their coral reefs, fisheries and other marine life -- could be devastating.

The president and the EPA have the power to prevent the harmful impacts of ocean acidification. We urge the EPA to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to:

-- develop a national plan to address ocean acidification;
-- identify waters impaired by ocean acidification;
-- monitor our coastal ecosystems, coral reefs and fisheries for impacts.

We support swift and decisive action to curb CO2 pollution that is threatening to change the oceans as we know them -- teeming with rich, colorful life.
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Number Date Name Location
90980 Sat Nov 22 03:14:23 EST 2014 Sarah Redden Greenbelt, MD , US
90979 Fri Nov 21 20:12:07 EST 2014 debbie mcqueen avon park, FL , US
90978 Fri Nov 21 16:54:23 EST 2014 Debby Rising sacramento, CA , US
90977 Fri Nov 21 16:21:31 EST 2014 Carol Turton Swansea, MA , US
90976 Fri Nov 21 13:28:39 EST 2014 Alex Calvillo Greeley, CO , US
90975 Fri Nov 21 12:05:53 EST 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
90974 Fri Nov 21 01:14:43 EST 2014 Kathryn Cissna Kenmore, WA , US
90973 Thu Nov 20 17:16:23 EST 2014 Anonymous Cancun, ot , MX
90972 Thu Nov 20 16:29:22 EST 2014 ELLEN HOMSEY Hockessin, DE , US
90971 Wed Nov 19 22:12:44 EST 2014 Elise Rainey phoenix, AZ , US
90970 Wed Nov 19 16:41:55 EST 2014 Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
90969 Wed Nov 19 16:18:50 EST 2014 Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
90968 Tue Nov 18 20:23:08 EST 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
90967 Tue Nov 18 19:59:58 EST 2014 Anonymous Pittsburgh, PA , US
90966 Tue Nov 18 16:37:21 EST 2014 Anonymous Mendocino, CA , US
90965 Tue Nov 18 04:48:27 EST 2014 john greaves carson city , NV , US
90964 Tue Nov 18 00:23:54 EST 2014 Charlotte Vrancart Manalapan, NJ , US
90963 Mon Nov 17 20:33:28 EST 2014 Christine Cooley Bothell, WA , US
90962 Mon Nov 17 20:33:27 EST 2014 Christine Cooley Bothell, WA , US
90961 Mon Nov 17 18:57:57 EST 2014 joy murley arcadia, CA , US
90960 Mon Nov 17 08:30:14 EST 2014 Danielle Broadhurst Sharon , PA ,
90959 Mon Nov 17 00:09:58 EST 2014 Evan Roman San Diego, CA , US
90958 Sun Nov 16 18:08:12 EST 2014 Claudia Howard Londond, ot , GB
90957 Sun Nov 16 17:03:43 EST 2014 Shirley Janus wailuku, HI , US
90956 Sun Nov 16 16:32:08 EST 2014 Samantha Osborne Wiliams, OR , US
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