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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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75637 Fri Jul 29 21:27:22 EDT 2016 Pamala McKenna North Providence, RI , US
75636 Fri Jul 29 19:15:31 EDT 2016 TAMARA HULSEY CA, CA , US
75635 Fri Jul 29 17:32:42 EDT 2016 Christina Viljoen Irondale, AL , US
75634 Fri Jul 29 17:30:10 EDT 2016 Margarete Mabie Gulf Breeze, FL , US
75633 Fri Jul 29 16:06:21 EDT 2016 David Lauder Oak Brook, IL , US
75632 Fri Jul 29 16:06:21 EDT 2016 David Lauder Oak Brook, IL , US
75631 Fri Jul 29 15:31:35 EDT 2016 Molly Huddleston Santa Rosa , CA , US
75630 Fri Jul 29 13:52:11 EDT 2016 Marta Wilcox CO, CO , US
75629 Fri Jul 29 13:51:59 EDT 2016 Marta Wilcox CO, CO , US
75628 Fri Jul 29 13:11:59 EDT 2016 Mark Canright Asbury, NJ , US
75627 Fri Jul 29 11:42:09 EDT 2016 Leona Perry Streamwood, IL , US
75626 Fri Jul 29 10:54:09 EDT 2016 Roberta Neilly St.Petersburg, FL , UM
75625 Fri Jul 29 08:39:01 EDT 2016 chad fuqua houston, TX , US
75624 Fri Jul 29 08:22:12 EDT 2016 Geisha Garcia Mugardos La Coruña , ot , ES
75623 Fri Jul 29 07:03:16 EDT 2016 Mary Best Federal Way, WA , US
75622 Fri Jul 29 05:02:06 EDT 2016 MAFALDA AGUILAR VILA REAL, ot , PT
75621 Fri Jul 29 03:12:27 EDT 2016 Friederike Barth Gill Pune , ot , IN
75620 Fri Jul 29 01:50:29 EDT 2016 George Ruiz San Carlos, CA , US
75619 Fri Jul 29 00:39:38 EDT 2016 Maureen Wheeler Silver Spring, MD , US
75618 Thu Jul 28 23:48:03 EDT 2016 Angela Jensen 1514, WA , US
75617 Thu Jul 28 22:23:56 EDT 2016 Shannon Kelly Omaha, NE , US
75616 Thu Jul 28 22:22:22 EDT 2016 dave delson boca raton, FL , US
75615 Thu Jul 28 22:13:17 EDT 2016 Phyllis Stinson Nashua, NH , US
75614 Thu Jul 28 18:43:18 EDT 2016 Judith Haglund Florida, FL , US
75613 Thu Jul 28 18:20:14 EDT 2016 Perry Gx TUSTIN, CA , US
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