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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
90350 Mon Sep 01 18:24:07 EDT 2014 Liberty Brigner Columbus, OH , US
90349 Mon Sep 01 16:27:14 EDT 2014 Alex Tsukernik Brooklyn, NY , US
90348 Mon Sep 01 16:09:09 EDT 2014 Matthew Hartlieb Mesa, AZ , US
90347 Mon Sep 01 15:59:50 EDT 2014 Lara Linnemeier Düsseldorf, ot , DE
90346 Mon Sep 01 14:09:53 EDT 2014 donna grace Gulfport, FL , US
90345 Sun Aug 31 19:59:37 EDT 2014 Laura Freeney Loranger, LA , US
90344 Sun Aug 31 06:59:46 EDT 2014 liron solomon holon, ot , IL
90343 Sun Aug 31 02:46:36 EDT 2014 Dustin Cloyes Columbiaville, MI , US
90342 Sun Aug 31 01:30:12 EDT 2014 Elizabeth Boggess Hammond, IN , US
90341 Sat Aug 30 18:26:22 EDT 2014 Thomas Kuntz Portsmouth, VA , US
90340 Sat Aug 30 16:22:29 EDT 2014 Nancy Hauer White Bear Lake, MN , US
90339 Sat Aug 30 07:53:43 EDT 2014 Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
90338 Sat Aug 30 05:18:14 EDT 2014 Anonymous Denville, RI , US
90337 Fri Aug 29 23:17:09 EDT 2014 Jin Nothmann Owings mills, MD , US
90336 Fri Aug 29 19:10:57 EDT 2014 Lily Sandoval Pasadena , CA , US
90335 Fri Aug 29 17:33:30 EDT 2014 Debbi Trudeau Perris, CA , US
90334 Fri Aug 29 13:38:10 EDT 2014 Hélène Szczépaniak Lille, ot , FR
90333 Fri Aug 29 12:16:03 EDT 2014 Alex Oves Hamburg, ot , DE
90332 Fri Aug 29 12:06:16 EDT 2014 Kirk Colon FT. Laud, FL , US
90331 Fri Aug 29 11:00:13 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
90330 Fri Aug 29 09:52:30 EDT 2014 Liane McFetridge Northolt, ot , GB
90329 Fri Aug 29 09:18:35 EDT 2014 Josefa Arana miami, FL , US
90328 Fri Aug 29 08:08:21 EDT 2014 Gail MacDonald Montevideo, ot , UY
90327 Fri Aug 29 05:10:29 EDT 2014 andrea hagenaar rotterdam, ot , NL
90326 Fri Aug 29 04:10:36 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
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