Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification
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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
78107 Fri Aug 18 01:57:32 EDT 2017 Paul Keough
78106 Thu Aug 17 20:50:12 EDT 2017 Lynn Matuszewski
78105 Thu Aug 17 16:48:07 EDT 2017 sara sexton
78104 Thu Aug 17 14:55:33 EDT 2017 gina mondazze
78103 Wed Aug 16 20:25:36 EDT 2017 Anonymous
78102 Wed Aug 16 17:02:15 EDT 2017 rachael currier
78101 Wed Aug 16 15:48:42 EDT 2017 Donna Dale
78100 Mon Aug 14 14:40:54 EDT 2017 Kalli Doubleday
78099 Mon Aug 14 05:04:49 EDT 2017 Roselle Gaybbit
78098 Mon Aug 14 05:01:54 EDT 2017 Roselle Gaybbit
78097 Fri Aug 11 05:13:36 EDT 2017 desanka sandulovic
78096 Fri Aug 11 01:55:12 EDT 2017 desanka sandulovic
78095 Fri Aug 11 01:50:55 EDT 2017 Monique Cressey
78094 Thu Aug 10 17:35:46 EDT 2017 Laurie Hammer
78093 Thu Aug 10 17:35:25 EDT 2017 Laurie Hammer
78092 Wed Aug 09 17:04:15 EDT 2017 Maurice Grefe
78091 Tue Aug 08 18:52:34 EDT 2017 Min. Christine Gelabert
78090 Sun Aug 06 16:24:43 EDT 2017 Jamie Guy-Ostrowski
78089 Sun Aug 06 16:14:10 EDT 2017 Jamie Guy-Ostrowski
78088 Sun Aug 06 15:17:01 EDT 2017 Cara DeFlorian
78087 Sat Aug 05 11:07:28 EDT 2017 michelle diamantis
78086 Fri Aug 04 22:32:26 EDT 2017 Cheryl Walker
78085 Fri Aug 04 22:21:20 EDT 2017 Cheryl Walker
78084 Fri Aug 04 12:54:02 EDT 2017 Samuel Spillane
78083 Thu Aug 03 17:02:45 EDT 2017 sara sexton
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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