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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
91521 Sun Mar 01 13:49:21 EST 2015 susan Jacob Rockville Centre, NY , US
91520 Sun Mar 01 05:26:48 EST 2015 Karin Zimmermann Hersbruck, ot , DE
91519 Sat Feb 28 17:59:31 EST 2015 Mark Davis Brooklyn, NY , US
91518 Fri Feb 27 19:54:28 EST 2015 Anonymous Orange, CA , US
91517 Fri Feb 27 12:12:25 EST 2015 Lynnette Barrera La Grange, CA , US
91516 Fri Feb 27 11:50:16 EST 2015 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
91515 Fri Feb 27 06:32:38 EST 2015 Martha Comer BOTHELL, WA , US
91514 Fri Feb 27 04:52:23 EST 2015 Alexandra Meyer Groebenzell, ot , DE
91513 Fri Feb 27 01:25:55 EST 2015 Mishelle Vislisel Denver, CO , US
91512 Thu Feb 26 22:04:26 EST 2015 Sheri Minix Descanso, CA , US
91511 Thu Feb 26 18:45:51 EST 2015 Alison Kruk Towson, MD , US
91510 Thu Feb 26 17:52:28 EST 2015 Louise Burgess Leander, TX , US
91509 Thu Feb 26 17:35:46 EST 2015 Anneliese Lipinski Somerset, NJ , US
91508 Thu Feb 26 17:17:42 EST 2015 Doreen Frega Saddle brook, NJ , US
91507 Thu Feb 26 17:02:39 EST 2015 jude misurelli hockessin, DE , US
91506 Thu Feb 26 16:43:31 EST 2015 HARRISON P BERTRAM SCHUMBURG, IL , US
91505 Thu Feb 26 16:34:48 EST 2015 Anonymous Scotchtown, NY , US
91504 Thu Feb 26 16:15:06 EST 2015 Jessica Jean Posner Palmdale, CA , US
91503 Thu Feb 26 16:04:29 EST 2015 Wilmer Gastineau Joplin, MO , US
91502 Thu Feb 26 14:50:12 EST 2015 barbara franck Philadelphia, PA , US
91501 Thu Feb 26 13:52:29 EST 2015 Judit Spaeth Karlsbad, ot , DE
91500 Wed Feb 25 17:39:08 EST 2015 Julie McAllister Jupiter, FL , US
91499 Tue Feb 24 15:29:01 EST 2015 Caleb Bourgeois Thibodaux, LA , US
91498 Mon Feb 23 22:55:15 EST 2015 Liz Reed Lake Villa, IL , US
91497 Mon Feb 23 13:31:24 EST 2015 steve van immerseel antwerpen, AE , BE
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