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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. The science is in, and there's no debate: Ocean acidification threatens our marine life and coastal communities. The EPA has the tools to prevent ocean acidification from hurting corals, sea otters, salmon and whales, but it must act swiftly.

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
91093 Wed Dec 17 22:56:06 EST 2014 Barbara Maloit Marshfield, MA , US
91092 Tue Dec 16 22:50:01 EST 2014 Cindy Reed Sedona, AZ , US
91091 Mon Dec 15 19:25:23 EST 2014 Kim Hart Des Moines, IA , US
91090 Mon Dec 15 18:04:38 EST 2014 julie brown Beverly Hills, CA , US
91089 Mon Dec 15 16:30:34 EST 2014 nica lupabella bremen, AE , DE
91088 Mon Dec 15 15:59:42 EST 2014 maria olson Riverside, CA , US
91087 Mon Dec 15 14:10:12 EST 2014 Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
91086 Mon Dec 15 13:56:25 EST 2014 Imran Faisal Lanham , MD , US
91085 Mon Dec 15 12:57:13 EST 2014 Jason Peckham Tiverton, RI , US
91084 Mon Dec 15 12:28:13 EST 2014 Stephanie Newsom Vallejo, CA , US
91083 Mon Dec 15 11:18:03 EST 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
91082 Mon Dec 15 11:05:02 EST 2014 Mary Finelli Silver Spring, MD , US
91081 Mon Dec 15 08:32:27 EST 2014 Joe Stebbins Seven Mile Beach, AZ , KY
91080 Sun Dec 14 13:25:19 EST 2014 taeler dombrosky spokane, WA , US
91079 Sat Dec 13 20:21:09 EST 2014 Julie Martin Frederic, WI , US
91078 Sat Dec 13 19:08:08 EST 2014 Donna Vivado Centerville, MA , US
91077 Sat Dec 13 12:52:18 EST 2014 Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
91076 Sat Dec 13 08:17:46 EST 2014 Amanda Allen Elkhart, IN , US
91075 Fri Dec 12 15:07:05 EST 2014 Robyn Smith Mercer Island, WA , US
91074 Fri Dec 12 06:35:59 EST 2014 Jessica mcfrederick Mantua, OH , US
91073 Fri Dec 12 06:35:35 EST 2014 Jessica mcfrederick Mantua, OH , US
91072 Fri Dec 12 01:21:30 EST 2014 Joan Christensen Intl Falls, MN , US
91071 Thu Dec 11 17:54:49 EST 2014 susan childs Swartz Creek, MI , US
91070 Thu Dec 11 17:10:16 EST 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
91069 Thu Dec 11 15:20:56 EST 2014 Candace Marx Mazeppa, MN , US
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