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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
77354 Thu Apr 27 00:09:20 EDT 2017 Melissa Doss
77353 Tue Apr 25 21:32:45 EDT 2017 Sheila Sykes-Gatz
77352 Tue Apr 25 16:27:29 EDT 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
77351 Tue Apr 25 16:27:23 EDT 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
77350 Tue Apr 25 15:05:08 EDT 2017 kate smithd
77349 Mon Apr 24 20:05:45 EDT 2017 Doris Telles
77348 Sun Apr 23 23:11:38 EDT 2017 Michele Lorenzini
77347 Sun Apr 23 13:44:17 EDT 2017 Darby Bennett
77346 Sat Apr 22 14:18:37 EDT 2017 Bridget Bailey
77345 Sat Apr 22 14:18:29 EDT 2017 Bridget Bailey
77344 Sat Apr 22 03:24:04 EDT 2017 Anna Schofield
77343 Sat Apr 22 00:01:34 EDT 2017 Sherry Janetzke
77342 Fri Apr 21 23:34:30 EDT 2017 Kristin Womack
77341 Fri Apr 21 22:59:16 EDT 2017 MARGARET MADSEN
77340 Fri Apr 21 21:07:41 EDT 2017 glenda coker
77339 Fri Apr 21 19:27:23 EDT 2017 may jones
77338 Fri Apr 21 14:16:31 EDT 2017 Emily Dickinson-Adams
77337 Fri Apr 21 14:05:08 EDT 2017 sophie bates
77336 Fri Apr 21 13:20:21 EDT 2017 Judith Sloane
77335 Fri Apr 21 11:12:57 EDT 2017 sara sexton
77334 Fri Apr 21 09:15:00 EDT 2017 john t guandolo
77333 Fri Apr 21 04:37:01 EDT 2017 anne dannenberg
77332 Fri Apr 21 00:43:02 EDT 2017 lynn thorensen
77331 Thu Apr 20 23:18:35 EDT 2017 Casey Ream
77330 Thu Apr 20 22:32:11 EDT 2017 DK Weamer
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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