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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. The science is in, and there's no debate: Ocean acidification threatens our marine life and coastal communities. The EPA has the tools to prevent ocean acidification from hurting corals, sea otters, salmon and whales, but it must act swiftly.

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
89642 Wed Jul 30 12:02:19 EDT 2014 Helen Millar Crete, IL , US
89641 Wed Jul 30 11:18:23 EDT 2014 Victoria Torres New York City, NY , US
89640 Wed Jul 30 09:25:03 EDT 2014 M Busch elizabeth, NJ , US
89639 Wed Jul 30 05:59:21 EDT 2014 Kathryn Bowerman yORK, ot , GB
89638 Wed Jul 30 05:59:21 EDT 2014 Kathryn Bowerman yORK, ot , GB
89637 Wed Jul 30 05:59:21 EDT 2014 Kathryn Bowerman yORK, ot , GB
89636 Wed Jul 30 05:29:59 EDT 2014 Iovanoviciq Camelia Timisoara, ot , RO
89635 Tue Jul 29 21:11:31 EDT 2014 Lauren Warner Deering, NH , US
89634 Tue Jul 29 19:11:22 EDT 2014 Kirsten Lassen-Smith Frisco, CO , UM
89633 Tue Jul 29 18:54:44 EDT 2014 wendy niemeyer waterloo, IA , US
89632 Tue Jul 29 16:19:46 EDT 2014 Julie Jensen New York, NY , US
89631 Tue Jul 29 14:39:30 EDT 2014 claudia correia portimão, ot , PT
89630 Tue Jul 29 11:19:53 EDT 2014 Anna Rincon Kennesaw, GA , US
89629 Tue Jul 29 06:24:16 EDT 2014 Dustin Cloyes Columbiaville, MI , US
89628 Tue Jul 29 05:49:04 EDT 2014 eric ramos Cerritos, CA , US
89627 Tue Jul 29 05:47:50 EDT 2014 eric ramos Cerritos, CA , US
89626 Tue Jul 29 03:48:56 EDT 2014 margret head sparks, NV , US
89625 Tue Jul 29 03:48:46 EDT 2014 margret head sparks, NV , US
89624 Tue Jul 29 00:07:49 EDT 2014 Jessica Ballard Las Vegas, NV , US
89623 Mon Jul 28 21:46:55 EDT 2014 amy jackson loveland, CO , US
89622 Mon Jul 28 21:43:13 EDT 2014 Stephanie Gobert San Diego, CA , US
89621 Mon Jul 28 21:32:36 EDT 2014 Joyce Benson Glenside, PA , US
89620 Mon Jul 28 20:45:31 EDT 2014 a sheffield athens, GA , US
89619 Mon Jul 28 20:07:51 EDT 2014 Alice Sather Newfolden, MN , US
89618 Mon Jul 28 18:59:39 EDT 2014 Jann Lutterman W. Valley, UT , US
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