Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification
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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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26-50 of 77886 signatures
Number Date Name
77861 Thu Nov 09 18:04:06 EST 2017 Lucy Harmon
77860 Thu Nov 09 15:17:14 EST 2017 Madeleine Gläser
77859 Thu Nov 09 14:55:33 EST 2017 Annie Bien
77858 Thu Nov 09 13:48:58 EST 2017 sara sexton
77857 Wed Nov 08 11:33:31 EST 2017 Sigrid Dr. Neef
77856 Wed Nov 08 11:33:14 EST 2017 Sigrid Dr. Neef
77855 Mon Nov 06 14:37:51 EST 2017 gerrit woudstra
77854 Mon Nov 06 13:51:09 EST 2017 S. Andregg
77853 Mon Nov 06 12:01:57 EST 2017 Michael White
77852 Mon Nov 06 11:39:27 EST 2017 Anna Diesenbacher
77851 Mon Nov 06 09:59:41 EST 2017 Dennis Kreiner
77850 Mon Nov 06 09:07:06 EST 2017 Sigrid Dr. Neef
77849 Mon Nov 06 01:07:01 EST 2017 Janina Grage
77848 Sun Nov 05 17:46:54 EST 2017 Marion Schorr
77847 Sun Nov 05 01:13:35 EST 2017 Otto Salm
77846 Sun Nov 05 01:09:26 EST 2017 Otto Salm
77845 Sun Nov 05 00:36:31 EDT 2017 Inge Stadler
77844 Sat Nov 04 23:13:50 EDT 2017 Rolf Mense
77843 Sat Nov 04 17:33:17 EDT 2017 Jeannette Radford
77842 Sat Nov 04 14:19:06 EDT 2017 Anonymous
77841 Sat Nov 04 13:52:17 EDT 2017 Harvey Eisen
77840 Sat Nov 04 13:11:22 EDT 2017 Renee Roper
77839 Sat Nov 04 08:49:57 EDT 2017 Barbara Delgado
77838 Sat Nov 04 08:46:26 EDT 2017 Barbara Delgado
77837 Fri Nov 03 23:12:39 EDT 2017 Rebecca Erickson
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Please take action by Dec. 11, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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