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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
91009 Thu Nov 27 08:26:57 EST 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
91008 Thu Nov 27 08:26:56 EST 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
91007 Wed Nov 26 23:58:04 EST 2014 Robin Alexander San Francisco, CA , US
91006 Wed Nov 26 14:53:30 EST 2014 Jerry Davis Bellingham,, WA , US
91005 Wed Nov 26 13:38:41 EST 2014 maria peteinaraki heraklion city creta, CA , GR
91004 Wed Nov 26 11:47:17 EST 2014 Alex Tsukernik Brooklyn, NY , US
91003 Wed Nov 26 01:45:33 EST 2014 Linda Wheeldon Toronto, ON , CA
91002 Tue Nov 25 18:14:38 EST 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
91001 Tue Nov 25 18:14:33 EST 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
91000 Tue Nov 25 18:14:28 EST 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
90999 Tue Nov 25 17:32:36 EST 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
90998 Tue Nov 25 17:32:31 EST 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
90997 Tue Nov 25 17:32:27 EST 2014 Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
90996 Tue Nov 25 09:44:03 EST 2014 Caren Oudkerk Edmonton, AB , CA
90995 Tue Nov 25 00:45:19 EST 2014 Janice Lawson Gorebridge, ot , GB
90994 Mon Nov 24 23:26:19 EST 2014 Tom Finholt Wildwood, MP , US
90993 Mon Nov 24 22:44:31 EST 2014 Dawne Santopietro Macedon , NY , US
90992 Mon Nov 24 16:43:17 EST 2014 Elizabeth chism sellersburg, IN , US
90991 Mon Nov 24 15:36:07 EST 2014 agnes ROBACHE TROYES, ot , FR
90990 Mon Nov 24 12:57:37 EST 2014 Jessica Jean Posner Palmdale, CA , US
90989 Mon Nov 24 09:55:53 EST 2014 donna wilson parkersburg, WV , US
90988 Mon Nov 24 09:40:33 EST 2014 Autumn Skelton Los Molinos, CA , US
90987 Mon Nov 24 09:23:21 EST 2014 Melania Padilla Managua, ot , NI
90986 Mon Nov 24 09:22:28 EST 2014 Joe Stebbins Seven Mile Beach, AS , KY
90985 Mon Nov 24 09:21:23 EST 2014 Elizabeth Smith Leander, TX , US
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