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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.

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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78988 Sat Apr 30 04:58:44 EDT 2016 Helen Blenkinsopp Birmingham, ot , GB
78987 Fri Apr 29 20:58:45 EDT 2016 Heidi Mitchell Teasdale, UT , US
78986 Fri Apr 29 20:32:14 EDT 2016 Mary Proteau Los Angeles, CA , US
78985 Fri Apr 29 20:00:29 EDT 2016 Megan Baker MO, MO , US
78984 Fri Apr 29 16:57:27 EDT 2016 Marianna Sandulescu MI, MI , US
78983 Fri Apr 29 14:42:15 EDT 2016 Marjorie Clisson grand champ, ot , FR
78982 Fri Apr 29 14:15:09 EDT 2016 gordon scott FL, FL , US
78981 Fri Apr 29 12:56:49 EDT 2016 Anonymous PA, PA , US
78980 Fri Apr 29 12:33:18 EDT 2016 James Carmean O'Fallon, MO , US
78979 Fri Apr 29 11:33:22 EDT 2016 Dana Nelson Plano, TX , US
78978 Fri Apr 29 11:32:32 EDT 2016 Shelley Toye Gales Ferry, CT , US
78977 Fri Apr 29 11:13:49 EDT 2016 Dinah Toro birmingham, AL , US
78976 Fri Apr 29 11:13:48 EDT 2016 Dinah Toro birmingham, AL , US
78975 Fri Apr 29 09:37:55 EDT 2016 Michelle Carr NC, NC , US
78974 Fri Apr 29 08:51:11 EDT 2016 Hilde Nagels Schilde, ot , BE
78973 Fri Apr 29 01:07:16 EDT 2016 pam truscott redding, CA , US
78972 Thu Apr 28 23:27:44 EDT 2016 Terry Wallerstedt St. Joseph, MO , US
78971 Thu Apr 28 23:25:26 EDT 2016 Joan Arnold Madison, WI , US
78970 Thu Apr 28 21:06:20 EDT 2016 Leslie Bow Oro Valley, AZ , US
78969 Thu Apr 28 20:55:40 EDT 2016 alicia pavon buenos aires, AK , AR
78968 Thu Apr 28 20:53:05 EDT 2016 Annette Ondre-Wysocki Montague, MA , US
78967 Thu Apr 28 17:37:20 EDT 2016 Roberta Kessler Crest Hill, IL , US
78966 Thu Apr 28 17:31:15 EDT 2016 Libby+Esther berman Louisville, KY , US
78965 Thu Apr 28 17:29:33 EDT 2016 isabelle li-chretien sherman oaks, CA , US
78964 Thu Apr 28 17:04:34 EDT 2016 TERESA CHEADLE WEST MILTON, OH , US
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