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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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89553 Fri Jul 25 11:35:31 EDT 2014 Hilary Olson Redmond, WA , US
89552 Fri Jul 25 11:17:52 EDT 2014 Jackie Tulli Colorado Springs, CO , US
89551 Fri Jul 25 10:59:22 EDT 2014 Ted Williams Ralls, TX , US
89550 Fri Jul 25 10:52:18 EDT 2014 Margarita Hernandez Guaynabo, PR , PR
89549 Fri Jul 25 09:57:36 EDT 2014 Alexandr Yantselovskiy Vyshneve, ot , UA
89548 Fri Jul 25 09:55:28 EDT 2014 Lorena Balcells Buenos Aires, ot , AR
89547 Fri Jul 25 09:24:00 EDT 2014 Lynn Ronk Roanoke, VA , US
89546 Fri Jul 25 08:53:32 EDT 2014 Frank Matalone Atlanta, GA , US
89545 Fri Jul 25 08:51:51 EDT 2014 Jayne Boyer Durham, NC , US
89544 Fri Jul 25 08:25:22 EDT 2014 Melanie Sherwinski Chicago , IL , US
89543 Fri Jul 25 07:48:12 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham singapore, ot , SG
89542 Fri Jul 25 07:26:23 EDT 2014 Lynda West Falls Church, VA , US
89541 Fri Jul 25 07:19:50 EDT 2014 Jill Klein Melbourne Beach, FL , US
89540 Fri Jul 25 07:16:42 EDT 2014 kate k austin, TX , GR
89539 Fri Jul 25 07:03:35 EDT 2014 Mark Mihaly Jacksonville, FL , US
89538 Fri Jul 25 06:58:21 EDT 2014 Anonymous London, ot , GB
89537 Fri Jul 25 06:42:24 EDT 2014 Lesley Jorgensen Santa Fe, NM , US
89536 Fri Jul 25 06:10:54 EDT 2014 Catherine Lewis Boston, MA , US
89535 Fri Jul 25 06:00:06 EDT 2014 Jennifer Bock Tallahassee, FL , US
89534 Fri Jul 25 03:27:53 EDT 2014 Malia Klinkner Stoughton, WI , US
89533 Fri Jul 25 03:14:07 EDT 2014 Raymond Arent Severna Park, MD , US
89532 Fri Jul 25 02:53:01 EDT 2014 Christina Gibson San Diego, CA , US
89531 Fri Jul 25 02:04:46 EDT 2014 Val Hongo-whiting Laguna Niguel, CA , US
89530 Fri Jul 25 01:38:03 EDT 2014 Sharon Sheets Gainesville, FL , US
89529 Fri Jul 25 01:15:44 EDT 2014 Donna Zanovich Fresno, CA , US
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