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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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Number Date Name Location
76755 Sat Feb 25 21:55:27 EST 2017 Tamara Voyles Sebastopol, CA , US
76754 Sat Feb 25 20:07:10 EST 2017 Caroline Krewson Oakland, CA , US
76753 Sat Feb 25 13:57:16 EST 2017 Deborah Bortot Fontana, CA , US
76752 Sat Feb 25 13:57:08 EST 2017 Deborah Bortot Fontana, CA , US
76751 Fri Feb 24 17:22:32 EST 2017 catherine ridder altadena, CA , US
76750 Fri Feb 24 03:25:19 EST 2017 JANICE CHUI VANCOUVER, BC , CA
76749 Thu Feb 23 14:57:50 EST 2017 Paula Kennon Westerville, OH , US
76748 Thu Feb 23 14:43:42 EST 2017 Quentin Fischer Roanoke, VA , US
76747 Thu Feb 23 09:06:34 EST 2017 Samantha Vanderhoof Galloway, NJ , US
76746 Wed Feb 22 17:34:54 EST 2017 Katie Chong Meadowbrook, PA , US
76745 Wed Feb 22 12:29:48 EST 2017 nita patrick West Hollywood, CA , US
76744 Wed Feb 22 12:27:19 EST 2017 Brenda Boutin Cincinnati Hamilton County, OH , US
76743 Wed Feb 22 12:26:11 EST 2017 Charity Loveless Columbus, OH , US
76742 Wed Feb 22 10:32:23 EST 2017 carol Lipko Bath, PA , US
76741 Wed Feb 22 09:18:11 EST 2017 Nina Zabec Natrona Heights, PA , US
76740 Wed Feb 22 09:18:06 EST 2017 Nina Zabec Natrona Heights, PA , US
76739 Tue Feb 21 22:13:48 EST 2017 Amber Gilchrist elbert, CO , US
76738 Tue Feb 21 17:48:37 EST 2017 John Everett Grass Valley, CA , US
76737 Tue Feb 21 16:54:44 EST 2017 Paul Kinsey Tonawanda, NY , US
76736 Tue Feb 21 16:35:25 EST 2017 Anonymous Endicott, NY , US
76735 Tue Feb 21 14:19:42 EST 2017 Ann Roberts-Ostapack Horse Cave , KY , US
76734 Tue Feb 21 14:12:58 EST 2017 JUNE CAMPBELL TUCSON, AZ , US
76733 Mon Feb 20 21:30:06 EST 2017 Suzanne J. Dickson Sneads Ferry , NC , US
76732 Mon Feb 20 19:43:42 EST 2017 Laura Lokken Wisconsin Rapids, WI , US
76731 Mon Feb 20 17:19:07 EST 2017 Nancy Loftin Toledo Lucas County, OH , US
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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