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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
86401 Wed Apr 23 10:18:26 EDT 2014 andrea holden attleboro, MA , US
86400 Wed Apr 23 10:04:10 EDT 2014 Laurel Venable Marco Island , FL , US
86399 Wed Apr 23 08:35:30 EDT 2014 James Cloghesy Wolfville, NS , CA
86398 Wed Apr 23 05:24:10 EDT 2014 veronika radosova trencin, ot , SK
86397 Wed Apr 23 04:44:11 EDT 2014 suzy zajicek bonbeach, ot , AU
86396 Wed Apr 23 03:58:27 EDT 2014 Daniel Girling Newbury, ot , GB
86395 Tue Apr 22 23:14:57 EDT 2014 Lisa Coffman Palo Alto, CA , US
86394 Tue Apr 22 23:05:55 EDT 2014 KIMBERLY ROSS Toronto, ON , CA
86393 Tue Apr 22 22:33:33 EDT 2014 Brittani Killion-Mottola Austin, TX , US
86392 Tue Apr 22 22:33:10 EDT 2014 Brittani Killion-Mottola Austin, TX , US
86391 Tue Apr 22 17:39:58 EDT 2014 brigitte ballouard villefranche sur mer, ot , FR
86390 Tue Apr 22 15:45:37 EDT 2014 nelson myers harrisburg, PA , US
86389 Tue Apr 22 10:30:19 EDT 2014 Anonymous Merrimack, NH , US
86388 Tue Apr 22 09:22:29 EDT 2014 laura gagliotti augusta, DC , IT
86387 Tue Apr 22 07:14:11 EDT 2014 andrea wells abingdon, VA , US
86386 Tue Apr 22 07:02:13 EDT 2014 liron solomon holon, ot , IL
86385 Tue Apr 22 05:08:43 EDT 2014 Zohal Khan Bethlehem, PA , US
86384 Mon Apr 21 21:50:14 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
86383 Mon Apr 21 21:23:24 EDT 2014 Judith Fine-Sarchielli Topanga, CA , US
86382 Mon Apr 21 20:44:16 EDT 2014 Anonymous los angeles, CA , US
86381 Mon Apr 21 20:36:06 EDT 2014 KAREN PEPE HAWTHORNE, NJ , US
86380 Mon Apr 21 17:29:51 EDT 2014 patricia janssens bruxelles, ot , BE
86379 Mon Apr 21 16:27:02 EDT 2014 Katelyn Wallach Purchase, NY , US
86378 Mon Apr 21 15:58:29 EDT 2014 Anonymous naples, FL , US
86377 Mon Apr 21 15:17:36 EDT 2014 Eva S. Antos New Kensington, PA , US
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