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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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75603 Tue Jul 26 15:03:19 EDT 2016 Anonymous cubjac, ot , FR
75602 Mon Jul 25 12:02:35 EDT 2016 Anonymous Olivehurst, CA , US
75601 Mon Jul 25 11:40:53 EDT 2016 Laura Nowack Earlville, NY , US
75600 Sat Jul 23 18:33:57 EDT 2016 Aviva Shliselberg NY, NY , US
75599 Sat Jul 23 17:22:40 EDT 2016 Gina Dalvesco Ambridge, PA , US
75598 Sat Jul 23 09:29:16 EDT 2016 Gabriele Zimmermann Romanshorn, ot , CH
75597 Fri Jul 22 21:54:07 EDT 2016 Dawn Carr Charlotte, NC , US
75596 Fri Jul 22 17:49:44 EDT 2016 angela fox desert hot springs, CA , US
75595 Fri Jul 22 16:28:06 EDT 2016 Carrie Moore Oklahoma, OK , US
75594 Fri Jul 22 16:06:54 EDT 2016 josh pucci VA, VA , US
75593 Fri Jul 22 14:52:36 EDT 2016 Martin Archer West Wickham, ot , GB
75592 Fri Jul 22 14:43:59 EDT 2016 Karen Neubert LA, CA , US
75591 Fri Jul 22 13:17:33 EDT 2016 jon brock dallas, TX , US
75590 Fri Jul 22 12:10:28 EDT 2016 Melodie Rammer Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA , US
75589 Fri Jul 22 12:05:31 EDT 2016 Susan Marone Heath, TX , US
75588 Fri Jul 22 06:11:43 EDT 2016 elisabeth bittremieux herent, belgium, ot , BE
75587 Fri Jul 22 06:11:33 EDT 2016 elisabeth bittremieux herent, belgium, ot , BE
75586 Fri Jul 22 04:28:21 EDT 2016 Carlo Zucchi Como, ot , IT
75585 Fri Jul 22 04:25:57 EDT 2016 gregory.a.. clewell seaside heights, NJ , US
75584 Fri Jul 22 00:51:57 EDT 2016 cheryl erb salem, OR , US
75583 Thu Jul 21 23:59:48 EDT 2016 Joshua Santos Mississauga, ON , CA
75582 Thu Jul 21 23:59:17 EDT 2016 Joshua Santos Mississauga, ON , CA
75581 Thu Jul 21 22:00:38 EDT 2016 Monica Fellowes Fredericksburg, VA , US
75580 Thu Jul 21 22:00:25 EDT 2016 Monica Fellowes Fredericksburg, VA , US
75579 Thu Jul 21 22:00:07 EDT 2016 Monica Fellowes Fredericksburg, VA , US
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