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
77707 Fri Oct 20 09:52:28 EDT 2017 Madison Chris
77706 Fri Oct 20 09:10:11 EDT 2017 sara sexton
77705 Thu Oct 19 17:09:49 EDT 2017 Anonymous
77704 Thu Oct 19 15:19:22 EDT 2017 Kerstin Murr
77703 Thu Oct 19 15:19:03 EDT 2017 Kerstin Murr
77702 Thu Oct 19 07:31:56 EDT 2017 Janet Burrows
77701 Wed Oct 18 16:37:29 EDT 2017 Loralee Clark
77700 Tue Oct 17 22:12:05 EDT 2017 Cheridan Wagner
77699 Mon Oct 16 19:50:58 EDT 2017 Allison Schaffer
77698 Sat Oct 14 12:04:16 EDT 2017 Maelie Bugat
77697 Fri Oct 13 10:41:58 EDT 2017 Lary McKee
77696 Fri Oct 13 10:32:28 EDT 2017 Mesut subasi
77695 Fri Oct 13 04:29:31 EDT 2017 Martina Behla
77694 Fri Oct 13 01:09:37 EDT 2017 katherine Sampson
77693 Fri Oct 13 00:44:51 EDT 2017 Nelly PRESTAT
77692 Fri Oct 13 00:36:09 EDT 2017 Zaher Naoum
77691 Thu Oct 12 23:47:54 EDT 2017 Diana Moore
77690 Thu Oct 12 22:52:35 EDT 2017 Anonymous
77689 Thu Oct 12 22:32:12 EDT 2017 Sanand Dilip
77688 Thu Oct 12 22:25:47 EDT 2017 Liliana Fiorini
77687 Thu Oct 12 21:22:41 EDT 2017 Vartan Karasseferian
77686 Thu Oct 12 00:59:59 EDT 2017 Anonymous
77685 Wed Oct 11 23:16:42 EDT 2017 Anonymous
77684 Wed Oct 11 15:35:25 EDT 2017 Sandra Richards
77683 Wed Oct 11 15:35:23 EDT 2017 Sandra Richards
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Please take action by Dec. 11, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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