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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
90803 Sat Oct 25 11:54:49 EDT 2014 Steve Wiley Minneapolis, MN , US
90802 Sat Oct 25 10:21:39 EDT 2014 Denise Beatty SAn Francisco, CA , US
90801 Fri Oct 24 15:22:08 EDT 2014 Jorge Marques Maia, ot , PT
90800 Fri Oct 24 12:33:06 EDT 2014 Platto Manuela Agnese rovato brescia, IN , IT
90799 Fri Oct 24 12:20:29 EDT 2014 Anonymous east, PA , US
90798 Fri Oct 24 06:13:09 EDT 2014 Tonya Howard Southampton, ot , BM
90797 Fri Oct 24 04:01:31 EDT 2014 Christelle Michon Paris, ot , FR
90796 Fri Oct 24 03:45:47 EDT 2014 Marthese Cassar GUDJA, ot , MT
90795 Fri Oct 24 01:13:17 EDT 2014 Cuauhtémoc González Chípuli Shaker Heights, OH , US
90794 Fri Oct 24 00:49:58 EDT 2014 Mary Ellen Pallatino Pittsburgh, PA , US
90793 Fri Oct 24 00:49:29 EDT 2014 Mary Ellen Pallatino Pittsburgh, PA , US
90792 Fri Oct 24 00:01:00 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
90791 Thu Oct 23 23:55:54 EDT 2014 C matthews murrieta, CA , US
90790 Thu Oct 23 23:22:16 EDT 2014 mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
90789 Thu Oct 23 22:50:07 EDT 2014 Jason Trentlyon New York, NY , US
90788 Thu Oct 23 21:35:22 EDT 2014 barbara brucato Chapel HILL, NC , US
90787 Thu Oct 23 20:27:37 EDT 2014 Ann Bicking Richmond, VA , US
90786 Thu Oct 23 19:15:55 EDT 2014 Tammy Swoboda Indianapolis, IN , US
90785 Thu Oct 23 18:32:01 EDT 2014 Samuel McIntyre Fairfield, CT , US
90784 Thu Oct 23 18:19:11 EDT 2014 Andrea Emrick Vacaville, CA , US
90783 Thu Oct 23 18:02:20 EDT 2014 Maryjane A Burns Dania Beach, FL , US
90782 Thu Oct 23 18:01:55 EDT 2014 Maryjane A Burns Dania Beach, FL , US
90781 Thu Oct 23 17:48:02 EDT 2014 Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
90780 Thu Oct 23 17:46:03 EDT 2014 Mehak Ratan Shrewsbury, MA , US
90779 Thu Oct 23 17:44:38 EDT 2014 barry werbowsky north york, ON , CA
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