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
75873 Mon Aug 29 19:47:13 EDT 2016 Christopher Porter Wallasey, ot , GB
75872 Sat Aug 27 00:41:57 EDT 2016 Marcia Leone Concord, CA , US
75871 Fri Aug 26 22:43:43 EDT 2016 Gina Mondazze Hollywood, FL , US
75870 Fri Aug 26 22:05:29 EDT 2016 Natalie Beatty WA, WA , US
75869 Thu Aug 25 18:43:26 EDT 2016 Sarah Payette Macomb, MI , US
75868 Thu Aug 25 16:33:27 EDT 2016 Yael Shimshon Jerusalem, ot , IL
75867 Thu Aug 25 15:51:31 EDT 2016 Cheryl Carney TX, TX , US
75866 Thu Aug 25 06:13:16 EDT 2016 Timothy Havel Massachusetts, MA , US
75865 Thu Aug 25 00:35:47 EDT 2016 Laura Thompson CALIFORNIA, CA , US
75864 Wed Aug 24 12:23:06 EDT 2016 Riley Miller Vernal, UT , US
75863 Tue Aug 23 19:52:31 EDT 2016 terri pigford Dayton, OH , US
75862 Tue Aug 23 18:38:03 EDT 2016 Jenna Miles Dartmouth, NS , CA
75861 Mon Aug 22 21:28:59 EDT 2016 Cindy Knapp Ravenswood , WV , US
75860 Sun Aug 21 04:06:07 EDT 2016 Amanda Cruise France, MT , FR
75859 Sun Aug 21 01:07:50 EDT 2016 Dominique Nemo Paris, ot , FR
75858 Sat Aug 20 20:40:59 EDT 2016 Antonio Delgado Fenoy Torre del Mar (Malaga). SPAIN, ot , ES
75857 Sat Aug 20 08:33:29 EDT 2016 Carol Garde Sunrise, FL , US
75856 Sat Aug 20 07:16:35 EDT 2016 Diane Schwarz Cheverly, MD , US
75855 Sat Aug 20 06:02:05 EDT 2016 Sonia Romero Villanueva Sant Adrian del Besos, ot , ES
75854 Fri Aug 19 18:15:58 EDT 2016 Anonymous Wilkes Barre, PA , US
75853 Fri Aug 19 15:15:04 EDT 2016 Kim Sellon New Providence, NJ , US
75852 Fri Aug 19 14:29:05 EDT 2016 Nicole Loh Singapore, ot , SG
75851 Fri Aug 19 10:39:03 EDT 2016 Sylwia Zielinska Zambrow, ot , PL
75850 Fri Aug 19 09:47:25 EDT 2016 Susanna Askins Oregon, OR , US
75849 Fri Aug 19 09:32:45 EDT 2016 RaeEtta Richmond Seaman, OH , US
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Please take action by January 4, 2017.

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