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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Number Date Name
78155 Sat Sep 16 22:31:56 EDT 2017 kathleen van every
78154 Sat Sep 16 10:53:15 EDT 2017 Anonymous
78153 Sat Sep 16 10:19:21 EDT 2017 Mary Dohaney
78152 Sat Sep 16 10:16:59 EDT 2017 Catherine Schultz
78151 Sat Sep 16 10:15:01 EDT 2017 Mary Dohaney
78150 Sat Sep 16 09:45:48 EDT 2017 Kristi Martin
78149 Sat Sep 16 07:28:11 EDT 2017 Eric Hensgen
78148 Fri Sep 15 21:40:00 EDT 2017 Seb Villani
78147 Fri Sep 15 17:04:18 EDT 2017 sara sexton
78146 Fri Sep 15 11:27:49 EDT 2017 Richard Spotts
78145 Thu Sep 14 16:23:29 EDT 2017 Babette Bruton
78144 Wed Sep 13 21:20:55 EDT 2017 jorge j tamargo
78143 Mon Sep 11 18:24:34 EDT 2017 CADEE MURRAY
78142 Mon Sep 11 18:22:19 EDT 2017 CADEE MURRAY
78141 Mon Sep 11 18:16:43 EDT 2017 CADEE MURRAY
78140 Thu Sep 07 16:34:58 EDT 2017 sara sexton
78139 Thu Sep 07 16:14:18 EDT 2017 Richard Hieber
78138 Thu Sep 07 13:20:35 EDT 2017 Sheila Sykes-Gatz
78137 Thu Sep 07 13:11:12 EDT 2017 Sheila Sykes-Gatz
78136 Thu Sep 07 08:58:59 EDT 2017 Noelle Bushinski
78135 Wed Sep 06 14:04:50 EDT 2017 Katy Kotiadis
78134 Wed Sep 06 14:03:25 EDT 2017 Katy Kotiadis
78133 Tue Sep 05 19:17:56 EDT 2017 Keara Amble
78132 Mon Sep 04 15:41:44 EDT 2017 Theresa Fassett
78131 Mon Sep 04 15:39:59 EDT 2017 Theresa Fassett
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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