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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
89629 Tue Jul 29 06:24:16 EDT 2014 Dustin Cloyes Columbiaville, MI , US
89628 Tue Jul 29 05:49:04 EDT 2014 eric ramos Cerritos, CA , US
89627 Tue Jul 29 05:47:50 EDT 2014 eric ramos Cerritos, CA , US
89626 Tue Jul 29 03:48:56 EDT 2014 margret head sparks, NV , US
89625 Tue Jul 29 03:48:46 EDT 2014 margret head sparks, NV , US
89624 Tue Jul 29 00:07:49 EDT 2014 Jessica Ballard Las Vegas, NV , US
89623 Mon Jul 28 21:46:55 EDT 2014 amy jackson loveland, CO , US
89622 Mon Jul 28 21:43:13 EDT 2014 Stephanie Gobert San Diego, CA , US
89621 Mon Jul 28 21:32:36 EDT 2014 Joyce Benson Glenside, PA , US
89620 Mon Jul 28 20:45:31 EDT 2014 a sheffield athens, GA , US
89619 Mon Jul 28 20:07:51 EDT 2014 Alice Sather Newfolden, MN , US
89618 Mon Jul 28 18:59:39 EDT 2014 Jann Lutterman W. Valley, UT , US
89617 Mon Jul 28 18:59:31 EDT 2014 Jann Lutterman W. Valley, UT , US
89616 Mon Jul 28 18:31:22 EDT 2014 Liz Reed Lake Villa, IL , US
89615 Mon Jul 28 18:06:42 EDT 2014 Kara Graul Houston, TX , US
89614 Mon Jul 28 17:28:03 EDT 2014 James Precit Kings Beach, CA , US
89613 Mon Jul 28 15:40:22 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
89612 Mon Jul 28 13:47:23 EDT 2014 Rosemarie Smith Delznco, NJ , US
89611 Mon Jul 28 11:56:04 EDT 2014 Cortney Evans Stuart, FL , US
89610 Mon Jul 28 11:34:17 EDT 2014 Daphne T Stevens Fiskdale, MA , US
89609 Mon Jul 28 11:26:06 EDT 2014 Amber Sims Santa Barbara, CA , US
89608 Mon Jul 28 06:15:29 EDT 2014 Marlene Oliveri Antibes, ot , FR
89607 Mon Jul 28 05:07:02 EDT 2014 suzanne aagaard svendborg, ot , DK
89606 Mon Jul 28 03:36:39 EDT 2014 MARIA PIA SCOTTO DI FREGA ROMA, ot , IT
89605 Mon Jul 28 02:18:07 EDT 2014 Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
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