Center for Biological Diversity

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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Number Date Name Location
75948 Thu Sep 29 00:30:51 EDT 2016 Merryl Lentz California, CA , US
75947 Tue Sep 27 22:49:09 EDT 2016 Anonymous Indianapolis, IN , US
75946 Tue Sep 27 19:02:59 EDT 2016 C Brown Scotch Plains, NJ , US
75945 Mon Sep 26 12:20:36 EDT 2016 sara sexton TX, TX , US
75944 Sun Sep 25 12:42:00 EDT 2016 Lilly Kohler Reichenhall, ot , DE
75943 Sat Sep 24 17:29:57 EDT 2016 Jacqueline O'Connor Sierra Vista, CA , US
75942 Sat Sep 24 13:16:57 EDT 2016 David Ramirez Sugar Land , TX , US
75941 Sat Sep 24 13:06:52 EDT 2016 Margaret Adam Twentynine Palms, CA , US
75940 Thu Sep 22 23:56:25 EDT 2016 Jerri Jarvis PA, PA , US
75939 Thu Sep 22 21:47:04 EDT 2016 Gene and Dori Peters Sun City, AZ , US
75938 Thu Sep 22 15:22:08 EDT 2016 Tammy Johnson Eht, NJ , US
75937 Thu Sep 22 06:09:40 EDT 2016 Audrey Farrelly London , ot , GB
75936 Wed Sep 21 17:06:02 EDT 2016 Andrew Sulay Dnipropetrovsk, ot , UA
75935 Wed Sep 21 16:42:06 EDT 2016 Kelly Lund Malmö, ot , SE
75934 Wed Sep 21 16:33:51 EDT 2016 Kelly Lund Malmö, ot , SE
75933 Wed Sep 21 12:37:17 EDT 2016 Joyce Moran Saratoga springs, NY , US
75932 Wed Sep 21 12:35:06 EDT 2016 abby grayburn ny, NY , US
75931 Wed Sep 21 12:34:49 EDT 2016 Eva Goldfinger Lexington, MA , US
75930 Wed Sep 21 10:30:53 EDT 2016 Stella Solasz New York, NY , US
75929 Wed Sep 21 10:30:37 EDT 2016 Meredith Wagner Saratoga springs, NY , US
75928 Tue Sep 20 19:23:40 EDT 2016 Susan Wyoral Duxbury, MA , US
75927 Tue Sep 20 19:00:39 EDT 2016 Susan Wyoral Duxbury, MA , US
75926 Tue Sep 20 06:16:11 EDT 2016 Eileen Wunderlich Houston, TX , US
75925 Tue Sep 20 04:26:26 EDT 2016 Arleen Ferrell Marmarth , ND , US
75924 Tue Sep 20 00:24:57 EDT 2016 Lorien Dancer Lakewood, CO , US
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