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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
91296 Tue Jan 27 00:37:35 EST 2015 Ruth Galindo Sacramento, CA , US
91295 Tue Jan 27 00:35:48 EST 2015 Ruth Galindo Sacramento, CA , US
91294 Mon Jan 26 22:01:36 EST 2015 Anita Merrigan Covington, LA , US
91293 Mon Jan 26 12:23:21 EST 2015 Birgit Dashi Forchheim, ot , DE
91292 Sat Jan 24 14:09:03 EST 2015 Natasha Haynes Bristol, ot , GB
91291 Sat Jan 24 10:41:54 EST 2015 Josette Martin Palm Coast , FL , US
91290 Sat Jan 24 08:48:00 EST 2015 Joe Stebbins Seven Mile Beach, AZ , KY
91289 Sat Jan 24 08:47:40 EST 2015 Joe Stebbins Seven Mile Beach, AZ , KY
91288 Fri Jan 23 21:38:01 EST 2015 Christine Cranston Seattle, WA , US
91287 Fri Jan 23 18:17:03 EST 2015 Melissa Martinez Los Angeles, CA , US
91286 Fri Jan 23 15:04:10 EST 2015 William Mullen Wheeler, OR , US
91285 Fri Jan 23 14:07:10 EST 2015 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
91284 Fri Jan 23 11:35:46 EST 2015 Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
91283 Thu Jan 22 19:18:25 EST 2015 karen howard blaine, WA , US
91282 Thu Jan 22 18:15:06 EST 2015 Linette Schreiber Ardmore, PA , US
91281 Thu Jan 22 17:21:39 EST 2015 Pamela burke Tulsa, OK , US
91280 Thu Jan 22 17:21:19 EST 2015 Pamela burke Tulsa, OK , US
91279 Thu Jan 22 17:20:57 EST 2015 Pamela burke Tulsa, OK , US
91278 Thu Jan 22 16:28:08 EST 2015 orchid ra southport, NC , US
91277 Thu Jan 22 15:33:47 EST 2015 Lisa Burtis Federal Way, WA , US
91276 Thu Jan 22 14:58:43 EST 2015 esteban de arteaga cudahy, WI , US
91275 Tue Jan 20 17:50:14 EST 2015 rocco frangione ottawa, CA , US
91274 Mon Jan 19 09:33:21 EST 2015 Stevie Laws Huddersfield, ot , GB
91273 Sun Jan 18 23:15:51 EST 2015 donna cocuzza PORT RICHEY, FL , US
91272 Sat Jan 17 21:51:26 EST 2015 Karen Janda Aurora, CO , US
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