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Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification

Pillar coral

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 our petition 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 CO2pollution that is threatening to change the oceans as we know them -- teeming with rich, colorful life.
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Number Date Name
77604 Sun May 28 17:43:28 EDT 2017 Janet Petermann
77603 Sun May 28 15:53:30 EDT 2017 Elisabeth Bechmann
77602 Sun May 28 09:56:41 EDT 2017 Andrew Sutphin
77601 Sat May 27 18:52:15 EDT 2017 Cindy M. Dutka
77600 Sat May 27 18:08:10 EDT 2017 Cecelia Mondoc
77599 Sat May 27 18:07:58 EDT 2017 Cecelia Mondoc
77598 Sat May 27 17:33:30 EDT 2017 Cecelia Mondoc
77597 Sat May 27 16:40:09 EDT 2017 Sandra Perez
77596 Sat May 27 16:37:25 EDT 2017 Sandra Perez
77595 Sat May 27 07:30:28 EDT 2017 Eric Hensgen
77594 Fri May 26 17:40:10 EDT 2017 sara sexton
77593 Fri May 26 17:32:41 EDT 2017 sara sexton
77592 Fri May 26 15:53:15 EDT 2017 Anthea Wray
77591 Fri May 26 14:51:26 EDT 2017 Jim Loveland
77590 Fri May 26 13:14:41 EDT 2017 Marcine McBride
77589 Fri May 26 13:11:36 EDT 2017 cynthia benkert
77588 Fri May 26 13:00:11 EDT 2017 Marcine McBride
77587 Fri May 26 12:58:07 EDT 2017 Tracey Whitley
77586 Fri May 26 12:14:05 EDT 2017 Iris Lacy
77585 Fri May 26 11:51:45 EDT 2017 nan arre
77584 Fri May 26 11:49:28 EDT 2017 nan arre
77583 Fri May 26 11:20:24 EDT 2017 patrick BOOT
77582 Fri May 26 11:15:04 EDT 2017 Bradley Smith
77581 Fri May 26 11:13:42 EDT 2017 lorena peinado
77580 Fri May 26 11:13:42 EDT 2017 lorena peinado
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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