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
78180 Wed Sep 20 21:21:31 EDT 2017 manuela wolter
78179 Wed Sep 20 20:24:17 EDT 2017 Ellen Gurtner
78178 Wed Sep 20 20:08:26 EDT 2017 Tim Eaton
78177 Wed Sep 20 16:11:26 EDT 2017 Jenn Midgett
78176 Wed Sep 20 15:32:30 EDT 2017 Carmen Soto
78175 Wed Sep 20 13:10:32 EDT 2017 Anonymous
78174 Wed Sep 20 13:10:27 EDT 2017 Julian Kobor
78173 Wed Sep 20 13:10:17 EDT 2017 Anonymous
78172 Wed Sep 20 13:10:15 EDT 2017 Olivia Berson
78171 Wed Sep 20 13:08:47 EDT 2017 Anonymous
78170 Wed Sep 20 13:08:47 EDT 2017 Ben Burns
78169 Wed Sep 20 13:08:25 EDT 2017 Brandon Wilson Radcliffe
78168 Wed Sep 20 12:28:57 EDT 2017 Kate Johns
78167 Wed Sep 20 11:07:28 EDT 2017 Ian Maag
78166 Wed Sep 20 11:06:40 EDT 2017 Ian Maag
78165 Wed Sep 20 11:06:31 EDT 2017 aj schneller
78164 Wed Sep 20 10:29:45 EDT 2017 elizabeth rose
78163 Wed Sep 20 09:19:57 EDT 2017 elizabeth rose
78162 Wed Sep 20 07:26:21 EDT 2017 Regula HESS
78161 Wed Sep 20 06:46:18 EDT 2017 Maurice Costa
78160 Mon Sep 18 13:53:15 EDT 2017 Samantha Bongiorno
78159 Sun Sep 17 19:10:01 EDT 2017 Aashir Awan
78158 Sun Sep 17 15:55:12 EDT 2017 Sigfrido Losada Torreiro
78157 Sun Sep 17 15:40:03 EDT 2017 Sigfrido Losada Torreiro
78156 Sun Sep 17 00:14:12 EDT 2017 Mary Walls
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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