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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.

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
78368 Tue Feb 09 01:54:16 EST 2016 Leslie Blanchard Texas, TX , US
78367 Mon Feb 08 23:03:53 EST 2016 Dolores Bonanno Town : Birkirkara, ot , MT
78366 Mon Feb 08 22:37:35 EST 2016 robert dowling bx nyc, NY , US
78365 Mon Feb 08 18:50:50 EST 2016 Sean Kallal CA, CA , US
78364 Mon Feb 08 17:41:34 EST 2016 Sharon Baily Charlottesville, VA , US
78363 Mon Feb 08 17:02:43 EST 2016 Susan Bortolussi Massachusetts, MA , US
78362 Mon Feb 08 16:48:38 EST 2016 Debi Darnell Grimsley , TN , US
78361 Mon Feb 08 15:33:12 EST 2016 Anonymous east, PA , US
78360 Sun Feb 07 16:47:38 EST 2016 Paul McCarthy Scotia, NY , US
78359 Sun Feb 07 05:10:01 EST 2016 Wayne Langley Texas, TX , US
78358 Sun Feb 07 00:52:49 EST 2016 Stephen Spieckerman Waukesha, WI , US
78357 Sun Feb 07 00:52:04 EST 2016 Geniece Medsker Sparta, NJ , US
78356 Sat Feb 06 03:21:55 EST 2016 Benjamin Wagner Port Orchard, WA , US
78355 Fri Feb 05 13:09:39 EST 2016 Carol Papworth WA, WA , US
78354 Fri Feb 05 12:44:37 EST 2016 Tricia Hamilton Shirley, NY , US
78353 Thu Feb 04 15:21:21 EST 2016 Gloria Stacholy Coral Gables, FL , US
78352 Thu Feb 04 15:03:57 EST 2016 Cybele Knowles Tucson, AZ , US
78351 Thu Feb 04 15:02:16 EST 2016 Sarah Sivro Geneva , ot , CH
78350 Thu Feb 04 14:52:21 EST 2016 Stephanie Vlahos Boston, MA , US
78349 Thu Feb 04 14:43:29 EST 2016 viktoria barkai miskolc, ot , HU
78348 Thu Feb 04 13:45:53 EST 2016 Anonymous Sussex, ot , GB
78347 Wed Feb 03 21:45:12 EST 2016 Anonymous Phoenix, AZ , US
78346 Wed Feb 03 14:34:25 EST 2016 emme g ch, CA , US
78345 Tue Feb 02 22:15:45 EST 2016 Judith Haglund Sarasota, FL , US
78344 Tue Feb 02 18:34:23 EST 2016 Tina daCruz Northampton, ot , GB
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