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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
90134 Thu Aug 21 15:50:42 EDT 2014 brenda boutin Cincinnati, OH , US
90133 Thu Aug 21 15:36:09 EDT 2014 Marina Rough Fountain, CO , US
90132 Thu Aug 21 15:35:55 EDT 2014 Marina Rough Fountain, CO , US
90131 Thu Aug 21 15:35:47 EDT 2014 Marina Rough Fountain, CO , US
90130 Thu Aug 21 15:31:46 EDT 2014 M Garrett South Jordan, UT , US
90129 Thu Aug 21 15:30:33 EDT 2014 RICK WARGO DOUGLASVILLE, GA , US
90128 Thu Aug 21 15:30:08 EDT 2014 Bogdana Leto Los Angeles, CA , US
90127 Thu Aug 21 15:25:47 EDT 2014 Carol Torchia Bellevue, WA , US
90126 Thu Aug 21 15:22:33 EDT 2014 Karen Terry Conway, AR , US
90125 Thu Aug 21 15:18:43 EDT 2014 Nancy Daniel Springfield, MO , US
90124 Thu Aug 21 15:10:56 EDT 2014 Virginia Greggi Rock Island, IL , US
90123 Thu Aug 21 15:10:47 EDT 2014 Virginia Greggi Rock Island, IL , US
90122 Thu Aug 21 15:08:48 EDT 2014 Judith Richey Discovery Bay, CA , US
90121 Thu Aug 21 15:08:16 EDT 2014 Nicolás Caballero Sevilla, ot , ES
90120 Thu Aug 21 15:07:29 EDT 2014 Pete Wilson Pahoa, HI , US
90119 Thu Aug 21 14:50:53 EDT 2014 Lara Kramer-Smith Ann Arbor, MI , US
90118 Thu Aug 21 14:50:36 EDT 2014 Ann Sandritter Old Bridge, NJ , US
90117 Thu Aug 21 14:46:20 EDT 2014 Ann Sandritter Old Bridge, NJ , US
90116 Thu Aug 21 14:46:13 EDT 2014 desanka sandulovic belgrade, ot , SP
90115 Thu Aug 21 14:46:13 EDT 2014 desanka sandulovic belgrade, ot , SP
90114 Thu Aug 21 14:45:10 EDT 2014 Pat LeBaron Medford, OR , US
90113 Thu Aug 21 14:45:04 EDT 2014 Oksana Becker Northriverside, IL , US
90112 Thu Aug 21 14:37:06 EDT 2014 Alexandr Yantselovskiy Vyshneve, ot , UA
90111 Thu Aug 21 14:34:04 EDT 2014 Samantha Holm Milwaukee, WI , US
90110 Thu Aug 21 14:27:24 EDT 2014 Stacey Daniels-Dattilo Fort Myers, FL , US
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