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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
86358 Sun Apr 20 05:44:18 EDT 2014 angelique van manen hengelo, ot , NL
86357 Sat Apr 19 22:20:58 EDT 2014 Paul Jerome El Paso, TX , US
86356 Sat Apr 19 21:36:25 EDT 2014 Shannon Teper Ormond Beach, FL , US
86355 Sat Apr 19 20:52:18 EDT 2014 Bonnie McAllister Rockville, MD , US
86354 Sat Apr 19 16:35:00 EDT 2014 brygida rygiel herzogenrath, GA , DE
86353 Sat Apr 19 15:18:45 EDT 2014 Geoffrey Harold Wilsonville, OR , US
86352 Sat Apr 19 11:55:46 EDT 2014 JOSEFA ARANA miami, FL , US
86351 Sat Apr 19 11:53:44 EDT 2014 JOSEFA ARANA miami, FL , US
86350 Sat Apr 19 11:15:21 EDT 2014 Tanja Gistl √úberacker, ot , DE
86349 Sat Apr 19 10:25:40 EDT 2014 Brenda D Lemus Franklinton, NC , US
86348 Sat Apr 19 08:31:51 EDT 2014 Marthese Cassar GUDJA, AK , MT
86347 Sat Apr 19 08:29:09 EDT 2014 Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
86346 Sat Apr 19 08:17:39 EDT 2014 Anonymous Sarasota, FL , US
86345 Sat Apr 19 08:06:38 EDT 2014 Corey Pane West Hartford, CT , US
86344 Sat Apr 19 06:51:53 EDT 2014 Doris Matte Porto Alegre, ot , BR
86343 Sat Apr 19 05:58:55 EDT 2014 MARIA PIA SCOTTO DI FREGA ROMA, ot , IT
86342 Sat Apr 19 03:15:53 EDT 2014 Anonymous medford, OR , US
86341 Sat Apr 19 03:15:26 EDT 2014 Anonymous medford, OR , US
86340 Sat Apr 19 03:12:09 EDT 2014 Anonymous newbury park, CA , US
86339 Sat Apr 19 01:37:57 EDT 2014 Nolan O'Toole Huntingtown, MD , US
86338 Sat Apr 19 01:32:58 EDT 2014 amy romanowski bethpage, NY , US
86337 Fri Apr 18 23:44:17 EDT 2014 eva thiemann Jacksonville, OR , US
86336 Fri Apr 18 22:00:38 EDT 2014 Barbara Reukauf Lancaster, NY , US
86335 Fri Apr 18 21:53:59 EDT 2014 jet asha sydney, ot , AU
86334 Fri Apr 18 20:05:02 EDT 2014 Dana Wrich Hugo, MN , US
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