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Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification

Pillar coral

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 our petition and tell the president and the Environmental Protection Agency we must act now to end ocean acidification.

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 CO2pollution that is threatening to change the oceans as we know them -- teeming with rich, colorful life.
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1-25 of 77841 signatures
Number Date Name
77841 Sat Jun 24 02:56:50 EDT 2017 Mariana Lukacova
77840 Sat Jun 24 01:48:13 EDT 2017 william h. wreath
77839 Sat Jun 24 01:03:25 EDT 2017 Valerie Stiff
77838 Sat Jun 24 00:10:15 EDT 2017 Yohanna Willheim
77837 Fri Jun 23 22:45:23 EDT 2017 Jessica Funston
77836 Fri Jun 23 22:17:31 EDT 2017 Kim Sellon
77835 Fri Jun 23 22:04:25 EDT 2017 Stacey Govito
77834 Fri Jun 23 21:55:45 EDT 2017 Stacey Govito
77833 Fri Jun 23 21:53:03 EDT 2017 Stacey Govito
77832 Fri Jun 23 21:50:26 EDT 2017 Destry Govito
77831 Fri Jun 23 21:50:06 EDT 2017 Herbert Shoemaker
77830 Fri Jun 23 21:50:05 EDT 2017 Herbert Shoemaker
77829 Fri Jun 23 21:49:23 EDT 2017 Destry Govito
77828 Fri Jun 23 21:43:04 EDT 2017 Destry Govito
77827 Fri Jun 23 21:12:15 EDT 2017 Arlene Zuckerman
77826 Fri Jun 23 21:02:25 EDT 2017 Arlene Zuckerman
77825 Fri Jun 23 21:02:04 EDT 2017 Arlene Zuckerman
77824 Fri Jun 23 20:56:51 EDT 2017 Erica Munn
77823 Fri Jun 23 18:10:09 EDT 2017 laura roetzer
77822 Fri Jun 23 17:47:21 EDT 2017 Raphaël PONCE
77821 Fri Jun 23 16:22:59 EDT 2017 Rachel Kahn
77820 Fri Jun 23 14:38:49 EDT 2017 sara sexton
77819 Fri Jun 23 13:53:58 EDT 2017 Rudra Chattopadhyay
77818 Fri Jun 23 08:36:35 EDT 2017 Sieglinda Preez
77817 Fri Jun 23 07:54:26 EDT 2017 André Henrique Bacci
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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